Thursday, September 9, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
I wanted to get some fresh veggies so I could eat healthier. I don't have a garden or a green thumb so I usually get whatever at the store. I tried something different this week.
Who is it for: All ages, all incomes, there is something for everybody.
What: Fresh fruits, vegetables, spices, salsa, jerky, arts, honey, food trucks, entertainment. all locally sourced.
When: Sundays 10am - 2pm, May to October.
Where: 777 1st St. SW, Albuquerque
Why: Support local farmers, and vendors
How: by car with free parking, bike with bike valet, Bus, and Rail runner train. They even have curbside pickup.
Railyard Market is half inside the former blacksmith shop for the railroad. Half outside on the plaza so put on some sunblock. there are over 100 vendors to visit so you may want to allow for a few hours to see them all. There is a lot to see, do, and sample. Bring a backpack or a reusable bag to store all your purchases.
|Alien Mustang with helicopter parts|
Then proceed to the start of the market at the bike valet and welcome booth. Here you can ask questions, park your bike, or purchase some double up tokens with EBT. They charge your card and give you double the amount of tokens for purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables and some other vendor items. You can use the tokens at other growers markets in the future. You can also pick up your preordered mixed veggie box with a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. that could kickstart some healthy eating. Next up the plaza with tempting food trucks. So many options its hard to choose. I bought a baklava from Fat City eats and treats. It truly was a treat. I got some fresh carrots, red onions and zucchini from Black mesa farm from San Felipe pueblo. Smoked garlic Jerky from Bar X. I admired many artists designs including Super rad designs Zia empire shirt. I got a steak seasoning spice blend from Chef Rick of old Norse world cuisine. Salsa from Alma's salsa. We ran out of time at 2pm closing time. I will have to return to visit the inside. If you have any Railyard favorites please feel free to comment on this post. Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
Here is the railyard markets page with lots of info http://railyardsmarket.org/
here is a simple map with a vendor list http://maps.managemymarket.com/4512
|Fat city eats and treats|
|Black Mesa farm|
|Old Norse world spice blends|
|Super Rad designs |
|Bar X Jerky|
Thursday, August 20, 2020
This trip was taken in July of 2019. with 7 people ages 16 -66.
We stayed in a centrally located hotel in Colorado Springs.
Dinner at The Airplane restauranthttp://theairplanerestaurant.com/index.htm
A visit to Garden of the Gods
There are free trail maps at the visitor center with several trails to take. You can take a trail that best suits your abilities. The more physically able can hike a moderate trail, or if you have a knee injury you can park in or near the handicapped section and walk flat sidewalks that are also wheelchair accessible. The views and beautiful Sandstone rock formations were enjoyed by everybody. Make sure you bring water for hiking. They have a nice visitor center with snacks, ice cream and souvenirs. The Park got its name in 1859 when Rufus Cable said it was a fit place for the Gods to assemble and called it Garden of the Gods. Free Admission https://www.gardenofgods.com/
Take a ride on the Royal gorge railroad
The views from this 2 hour train ride of the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas river, and the bridge are spectacular. The History of the area and silver mining boom are given while riding the train. Take a trip back in time to 1890 as they had rode the train while mining for silver and lead. The train is 1950s era so you wont get the smoke and soot on the trip. Your train passes over the hanging bridge where the gorge narrows to 30ft wide. The bridge built in 1879 is suspended above the river. They have multiple options for seating including coach, Club, or Vista Dome with full upward views. the 403 Grill is on the train for Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The Nacho plate is a lot of food you may want to consider sharing it with several people. There are many fantastic photo opportunities. Train rides range from $44-79 per person. Meals and drinks are available on the train. https://royalgorgeroute.com/
Spend the day in Cripple creek
Only 45 minutes from Colorado Springs. this Gold mining town offers a train ride, a mine tour, and casinos. You don’t have to Mine for gold in this town but if you do there are several casinos in town that would love to help you with your winnings.
Ride the Cripple creek & Victor Narrow Gauge railroad
Climb aboard a century old steam locomotive that leaves from the 1894 depot and gift shop every 70 minutes. It’s a 45-minute trip with lots to see.Enjoy the views and experience including Echo Valley where you can hear the train whistle echo through the canyon. Train rates $10-15. Because this is a short ride there is basic snacks and drinks available for the ride at the depot gift shop. Please check the page for any coupons discount and promotions. https://cripplecreekrailroad.com/
Explore the Gold rush era and tour the Mollie Kathleen Gold mine.
Discovered in 1891 the first claim to be struck by a woman. You start with putting on a hard hat for a 1000 foot descent into the mine. In an elevator the size of a phone booth with 6+ people packed in it. Just in case you are claustrophobic it only lasts 2 minutes. You have to leave behind the backpacks and large purses. This is the only vertical shaft gold mine tour and you get to explore how they extracted the gold over the ages from dynamite to drilling. Highly informative tour with a free ore sample at the end. the tour last about an hour. Rates are $15-$25 tickets can be purchased at the gift shop prior to the tour. Underground temperatures are 50 degrees so Jackets are recommended. http://www.goldminetours.com/
*All prices were current on 8-20-20 please check with the direct website for updated pricing.
Saturday, February 8, 2020
The show will be at Sandia with parking available and restaurants if you are hungry before or after the show. Just in case you don’t know where it is here’s the address:
Sandia Resort and Casino,
30 Rainbow Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87113.
Head to the Hotel/Grand ballroom and you will see the signs or the people.
Show hours for the general public are:
Monday, October 28, 2019
What: A Halloween Trunk or treat party
When: Thursday October 31st 2019. Halloween evening 6pm -9pm.
Where: 9901 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM
How: Admission is simply a donation of a non perishable food item per person.
*which kicks off a fall food drive to be donated back to Charity.
Why: I attended this event for the first time last year and found out the people hosting, participating, and attending the event are fun, chill and pleasant. Plus who doesn't love a fun Halloween party which includes a sandwich, a jump house, music provided by a DJ, a game station, decorated trunks with candy provided by vendors that work in the community. Come meet the people behind the products. This event is not created to sell you products. It's to give a safe friendly environment for the kids, and to give back to the community.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Stay in Albuquerque and go the the ZiaMaizing Maze
Who: Its great for Children, Adults, Seniors. Aliens too.
What: 22nd Annual Maize Maze
When: Oct 11 - Nov 1
Day Maze (10 am-6pm) Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Night Maze (6pm-10pm) Friday and Saturday
Where:at Los Poblanos Open Space in Albuquerque's North Valley
1701 Montaño Road NW.
Why: because you like pumpkins, hay rides, snacks, drinks, live music, giant games, fall, Halloween, oh yeah and corn mazes.
How: Drive, Bicycle, or broom
you can purchase your Maze tickets in advance here Tickets online
or at the event, cash or card accepted
Children (age 4 — 12) : $7
Children age 3 & under : Free!
Adults — $15
Children (must be accompanied by adult) : $12
Discounts available for Senior citizens, Military, and first responders
- 3.8 mile, 8 acre corn maze cut in the shape of a zia
- partnering with the Zia Pueblo to educate the community about the unique heritage of the Zia symbol
- Friday October 25th Cruise your bike or broom in to see the Halloween classic “Hocus Pocus” presented by Go Wicked Kettle Corn and Bosque Brewing. After the movie, stay for a dance party with Buddhafunk. You can ride in from the UNM Duck Pond with Critical Mass.
- Saturday October 26th 10am-10pm is the Maze-N-Music Festival with a Costume Contest, games, live music, a Beer Garden, Food Trucks and the Maize Maze
- Sunday October 27th is the Vintage Truck & Tractor Festival go see some vintage trucks and tractors to reminisce or see what things were like before you were born. Live local bands, Local breweries, Food, and the maze.
- Thursday October 31st Halloween will be a fun, family friendly event with pumpkin carving, a costume contest, and cider from The Craftroom.
- Friday November 1st is a Dia de los Muertos themed dinner at the maze with live Music
Thursday, September 5, 2019
$1 admission, $1 rides
Who? Kids of all ages
Wanna be a kid again? Lets go to the State Fair.
What? Midway, food, art, performances, petting zoo, rodeo and so much more.
10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday
Buses will pick up Fair patrons from the southwest lot of Coronado Mall located at San Pedro and Uptown. Buses will begin running at 10 a.m., last bus leaves the Fair at 10:00 p.m.
Park & Ride is FREE. Fairgoers are encouraged to purchase Fair admission online to avoid lines at the ticketing gate.