Johnny_Mango's Blog – September 2010 Archive (4)

Belen's Train Yard & Harvey House (Part 1)

BELEN, NM—If you like trains (and who doesn't), consider this: 35 miles south of Albuquerque is one of the busiest train yards in the west. Belen, New Mexico handles over 100 trains every 24 hours. That brings up two questions: Why? And...So what?



Oh, Little Town of Belen

The American West was born in New Mexico. Don Juan de Oñate established an actual colony here north of present-day Santa Fe with 560 colonists in… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 28, 2010 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

The Motorcycle Cannonball Rolls Into Town

EUBANK & I-40 NE--The Motorcycle Cannonball, a coast-to-coast endurance run for antique pre-1916 motorcycles reaches Albuquerque today. The Cannonball event is headquartered at the Quality Inn on Hotel Circle… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 21, 2010 at 7:55am — 4 Comments

With Robby in the Land of Small

NOB HILL--"Look at the size of that clip!" my grandson exclaimed as he shoved a page from the Toys-R-Us catalog at me. I looked. That big gun must have held hundreds of little Nerf bullets. The ad said $54.99! It was called the NERF N-Strike Stampede ECS Blaster: "The first fully automatic clip system blaster!" It stated it was for "Ages 8-up." The picture showed a 5-year-old boy dwarfed by a huge yellow and orange fully automatic…

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Added by Johnny_Mango on September 14, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Long Vacant De Anza Motor Lodge Under New Management

NOB HILL--The City has reassumed control of the De Anza. The private developers who had been trying to get something started for the last five years or so have ceased to be involved with the property.

It was about five years ago that the City of Albuquerque bought the historic De Anza Motor Lodge on Central Ave. Everybody cheered. "We saved this one!" we thought...and we eagerly looked forward to the day when the old motel came back to… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on September 7, 2010 at 9:00am — 15 Comments

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