For those still interested, we had a nice night out at a local Mexican restaurant, not Jack and Linda's usual.
Saturday we spent giving BRed a thorough clean and chasing up a couple of people who had expressed interest in buying the bike. He came up surprisingly clean for the thousands of miles done in a few months. I attribute this to a couple of things, keeping it clean and polished as much as possible on the ride and mostly keeping away from major roads with their heavy vehicles throwing up all sorts of things.
Sunday was a rest day and we went and visited the Ballooning Museum and Old Town. For those unaware, Albuquerque is a major hot-air ballooning centre and every year has a Fiesta when hundreds of hot air balloon enthusiasts gather to fly. Even Jack and Linda regularly do ground crew and chase work for a local pilot.
Old Town is a well preserved section of the original Albuquerque, including a 300 year old church. Most of the shops are souvenir dealers and cafes.
After that we went out to Sadie's for the third time. This is Jack and Linda's favourite mexican food restaurant and the food here is excellent. Inexpensive, plentiful, and Hot. They do good margaritas as well. Here we met Bonny and Benito and had an excellent evening which ended with us getting "pinned" - a slightly risque ceremony.
Monday was pack up and leave day. First thing was take BRed down to the local Honda shop to be placed on show for sale. The Accessory Pit in Albuquerque does GoldWing accessories and trailers as well as trike kits, which are becoming very popular recently. So we will have BRed on sale as is for a while, but Rick the owner wants to trike it so that is a possibility as well.
Then it was load up the car and drive to the airport and say farewell and thank you to Jack and Linda who have looked after us so well these three months.
The flight home was what flights home are - boring and way too long. We had a two hour flight to LAX then spent a fair time trying to locate the VAustralia terminal - they'd moved it since we were last there. We met some old mates in the terminal which helped pass the time - swapping travel stories.
Sure was great to see Camo and Kath waiting in good old Brissie.
No. That's the New Mexico Gunfighters Club putting on a show in Old Town, Albuquerque
The 300 year old church around which the town sprung up.
Final mileage on BRed
Now all we have to do is get this back in the bags.