Monday, March 11, 2019

Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest March 16-17, 2019

This event is great fun to attend even if you don't drink coffee. Shh don't tell anybody I feel like a spy. Did I mention they also have Chocolate in so many shapes, like the fiery food show with chocolate instead. It's a great opportunity to try lots of local grown stores, all down the row. Local beer and wine too. If you don't want to indulge in too much coffee and chocolate buy some as gifts. I think I read somewhere chocolate loses all calories when its a gift. I think it was a lie, but it sounded good to me.
The show runs 2 days only 
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
10AM – 6PM, Daily
Alcohol sales start 10am on Saturday, 12pm on Sunday and end at 6pm each day.
Tickets can be bought in advance for $10 around town prior to the show. pick them up in advance and save a few dollars 
Adults, 13 & over:
$10 in advance/$12 day-of
Ages 4-12: $3
Under 4: Free
General Admission can be purchased online below, or you may purchase tickets in person at numerous locations in Albuquerque and Los Lunas.
Looking to take part in a painting or decorating class? You may buy your admission ticket at one of these businesses and then purchase your class online here: BUY CLASSES
Your admission includes the samples, and purchase opportunities, live music, an outside kids zone, demonstrations, and seminar. 
– Parking is $5 per vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles)
– Bikes are free.
– Free handicapped parking available

EXPO New Mexico State Fairgrounds
Manual Lujan Buildings A, B, C
300 San Pedro Northeast
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Enter at San Pedro & Copper

Friday, September 21, 2018

Ojo Caliente mineral springs. Relax, refresh and rejuvenate your spirit.

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort and Spa

When you need a mini vacation and cant afford one, this is a good way to unwind and forget your troubles. There are several mineral pools with different healing properties. The whole area is a whisper zone, to preserve the tranquility of the atmosphere. Sometimes peace and quiet can reverse the sensory overload of everyday life. If you enjoy a nice hot tub soak, add in healing mineral waters from deep inside the earth, beautiful cliffside views, and a tranquil experience. This is definitely the place to go.
For a better explanation of the mineral waters and benefits here is a link to Ojo Calliente's page Ojo Caliente mineral waters.
If you go on a weekday the entry fee isn't too bad, and includes access to the public mineral pools, mud pool, steam room, and sauna. They have a free promotion called Birthday Bliss for New Mexico residents which allows free entry on your actual birthday. Ok, thats how they got me in, they said the word free.  
I had recently gone for my birthday. If you can get me to spend a birthday there, you have something pretty awesome. I compared my first experience there to a full body massage and utter relaxation. My second experience was relaxed and tranquil, feeling like my mind was erased of all my troubles, and  body was refreshed. Besides I have enough ailments the water is believed to cure, it sure couldn't hurt to try. Every little bit helps. 

Here's the basic rates for entry. everything is per person. 
Monday - Thursday $24,              Friday, Saturday, Sundays, holidays $38
Sunset rates after 6pm Monday - Thursday $20    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, holidays $32       
heres the link to current rates and amenities  
between soda and iron pool

Ojo Caliente is the only hot springs in the world with four different types of mineral water including lithia, iron, soda and arsenic.
arsenic pool 

mud pool 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Need a ride. Take the bus. $2 all day pass

Were a growing city and the public bus system is getting better. So might as well take advantage and save some money. $2 regular fare allows multiple stops and routes all day long. From this screen you can enter your starting point and destination cabq Bus routes  The Transit planner will map out your trip for you via Google maps and include bus times, walking time and distance, and you can send the route to your phone, printer, email or even a link. The drivers my friend and I have encountered have been friendly and helpful, including greeting people boarding and leaving the bus. Customer service on a bus, its a good thing.

Some bus riding tips 
  • Do bring exact amount, bus drivers cant make change. 
  • check the latest time your bus runs to your destination. 
  • bicyclists can store their bike on the front of the bus just remind the driver when you exit. 
  • allow extra time to arrive on time. 
Base Fares  all fares and passes
  • Adult   Standard fare for customers who are not Students, Honored Citizens, or Children.  $1
  • Student   Age 10 through High School. Middle and High School students must show a valid school or ABQ RIDE ID.   35 cents
  • Honored Citizen   Age 62+ or mobility impaired. Honored Citizens, including Medicare cardholders, must show picture identification.    35 cents
  • Child    Children 9 years old and under accompanied by paying adult    Free   

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Albuquerque COMICCON 2017

Yay, we are on the map now. Well for comic collectors, fans of superheroes, and just general fun stuff. As we entered we were greeted by several storm troopers but since we meant no harm they seemed very friendly and posed for pictures with us. then we embarked on our journey to see all the cool stuff we came to see. Lets see about 500 vendors, 38 famous guests, and so many movie props. Not to mention all the people that came dressed in costumes of their favorite character. So many booths with comic books for purchase, awesome prints, and artists renderings to adorn your walls. All the collectible Pokemon and superhero paraphernalia that you just cant live without. I know we waited until the last day of the event to attend. there is both an advantage and disadvantage to this. So if you want the win/win situation you get the 3 day pass. Go early and get stuff before everybody else sees it. and go late and catch the markdowns from the vendors who don't want to lug all the merchandise back home. They had all figures including some lego figures $1 each. I didn't see any I was familiar with but I'm not really an expert. We did make it through the main floor and 2nd floor both sides. legs ready to fall off. wait there is more downstairs. ahhh we may have to wait until next year. Here is the official link to the page.   
 see you next year.... 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Groomingdale's Pet Spa New customer $5 off bath and brush or full groom.

I was going to Valley Vetco on a Wednesday, surprise they were closed but I noticed Groomingdales next door with a special for a nail trim. well my Simba was due for a nail trim so I walked over and checked them out. very personable staff. they clip the nails then file them down with a rotary tool. Its nice to have it done because I get concerned about her catching her nails on a blanket. Plus they walk lighter on their feet with a good nail trim. She prances and acts like a youngster once again. Here is my beautiful little rescue Simba. 
here is the link to their web page.   
I went to this location
 405 Montano Road NE     (505) 345-4455
Albuquerque, NM  87107   (next to Valley Vetco - Montano & Edith)

HOURS: Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
(or by appointment)

here is their other location 

7321 San Antonio NE     
(505) 822-1000
Albuquerque, NM 87109   (next to Albertson's at Wyoming & San Antonio)
here is the link to the discounts they offer, please mention you saw them on Save in NM 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

NM State fair at Expo NM deals and discounts Sep. 8-18, 2016

School is back in session, the smell of green chile in the air, this means it must be time for the state fair. Its a great time to get out and go on some carnival rides, eat cotton candy, caramel apples, and giant turkey legs. make sure you wear your comfortable shoes because there is plenty of walking to do. there are also strollers and wheelchairs available if needed. If you want to go and not spend a lot of money there are discount days.
Discount Admission
>Monday, September 12, 2016 • Two Dollar Day! $2.00 Admission all day • $25 Ride Wristbands
>Wednesday, September 14, 2016 • Dollar Day! $1.00 Admission all day • Dollar Rides! All rides $1.00 per ride (with a minimum purchase of 10 rides required)
>Thursday, September 15, 2016 • $20 Ride Wristbands
Special recognition
The fair utilizes special recognition days as a way to honor those New Mexicans who have dedicated their careers to public service in the classroom, on the street and in the trenches. On special recognition days, honored attendees are admitted free into the fair with proper identifying information. (don't forget your ID)
   >Thursday, September 8, 2016 • Law Enforcement Day - All certified law enforcement personnel with valid badge or ID are admitted free • others get $2 admission and $12 Ride Wristbands
  >Friday, September 9, 2016 • Firefighters Day - All firefighters with valid badge or ID are admitted free •
   >Friday Sep. 9- Sunday, Sep. 11   Teacher Appreciation Weekend – All K – 12 teachers admitted free with a school issued ID
   >Tuesday, September 13, 2016 • Military/Veteran's Day - Free admission for all active & retired military with valid ID • $2 admission and $12 Ride Wristbands • Bonus Rodeo! The cost of admission into the fair gets you into PRCA Rodeo for free for general admission seats.
Walgreens advance purchase discount 
August 11 through September 9, the advance tickets will be on sale at all New Mexico Walgreens locations. Adult passes cost only $7, and passes for seniors and children cost $6. Additionally, thanks to Reithoffer Shows in collaboration with the fair, patrons have the option to buy a significantly reduced carnival ride wrist band (also known as the mega pass) for which the cost of purchase includes FREE admission into the fair. The Mega Pass ticket sells for $28 and allows fairgoers unlimited carnival rides on any one day of the fair.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, admission into the fair is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids and seniors and the cost of the ride wristbands is $35.

General Hours

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday;
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
The 2016 State Fair will open at 10 a.m. every day!
Free parking at Gate 8 on Louisiana and Central. 
 Preferred Parking is available at Gate 1 on Central. $
Bus to the Fair
>State Fairgoers can use ABQ RIDE regular service from any of its four Park and Ride facilities. Four ABQ RIDE bus routes, including Rapid Ride Routes #766, #777, and Route #66 will drop off and pick up Fairgoers at Central and Louisiana and at other bus stops adjacent to the Fairgrounds. 
>Additional service in the form of a free, weekend shuttle at the Fair will be provided during the run of the Fair. ABQ RIDE will operate a free shuttle from Noon to 11:30 p.m. on the Fair's two weekends (Sept 11th, 12th, 13th, and Sept. 18th, 19th, 20th). It will pick up Fairgoers inside Gate 9 (the Downs Casino Gate) and shuttle them to the Admission booths inside the State Fairgrounds.  On Saturday, September 12th, the shuttle will not run until 2 p.m. due to road closures for the State Fair Parade. Fairgoers can use four ABQ RIDE lots for regular bus service to the State Fairgrounds. The most recommended Park and Ride for Fairgoers is the closest one to the Fair, the Uptown Transit Center Park and Ride facility, located just south of Coronado Shopping Center. Plenty of room is available for parking. The other Park and Ride facilities are located at: Coors By-Pass and Ellison (Northwest Transit Center), Central and Unser (Central and Unser Transit Center).
$ Regular fares apply and do not include admission to the fair; $1 Adults (each way), Citizens age 62 or over, mobility-impaired and Students (ages 10-18) 35 cents. Accompanied children age 9 and younger ride free.       For schedule information, go to or call 243-RIDE (7433) 

Bike to the Fair

BikeABQ and the New Mexico State Fair have partnered up to offer patrons a place to park their bikes while attending the State Fair. 
Bike to the Fair and feel secure that the bike valet will secure your bicycles while you enjoy the Fair.  The bike valet will be on the inside of Gate 4 (San Pedro just north of Copper).  FREE
10 a.m. - Close of Midway

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2nd free concert Freedom Celebration 2016 for KING & COUNTRY

This event is being hosted by Calvary Albuquerque. So it is a Christian event. I checked out the bands you tube and like their music. for KING & COUNTRY - Fix My Eyes - The LIVE Music Video
Celebrate our nation's independence at Freedom Celebration at Isotopes Park on Saturday, July 2, at 4 pm. This free event is open to everyone and includes live music from award-winning rock/pop bands for KING & COUNTRY and Hawk Nelson, as well as Albuquerque’s ownBattledrums.
this is Isotopes park so parking may cost $5 be prepared. 
• $5 parking for all vehicles containing three or fewer people.
• Carpool Lot available for those containing four or more people in their vehicle in the Stadium East Lot.
• Free parking for all vehicles displaying disabled placards.
Also you cant bring in any outside food and drinks. 
Beverages, Food & Containers No bottles, cans, food, beverages or containers may be brought into Isotopes Park, with the exception of sealed bottled water. 
There will also be a fireworks display after the show. 
Admission is free so invite everyone and bring someone!