Re: Frugal-yet-fun vacation ideas: need ideas from vagabonds
Well, if you do decide to drive and take off on Rt. 66, and happen to whiz through Albuquerque, make sure to do it at lunchtime, and give yourself a treat.......stop at the Route 66 Malt Shop, 1720 S.W. Central, near Old Town.......
Absolutely one of these vagabonds favorite lunch spots.....happened to think about it because we are in Albuquerque this week, and had lunch there yesterday. It had been almost a year since we'd been able to come through here and I was really ready for my fix.
It's just a little hole in the wall place with a few tables, run by a husband and wife. They make their own homemade root beer, bake their own homemade hamburger buns, and get all their meat from a custom butcher who contracts for it when the calves are born, and they are raised on grass without antibiotics, and no feedlots.
Their blue cheese and green chile hamburger is to die for, followed by a root beer float, and your tummy will sing with contentment.
We eat very little meat, and no factory farm type meat at all, and I look forward all year to being in Albuquerque and being able to eat there. They are great folks! People come from all over the world to that little place, on friends' recommendations.
Have a great time, whatever you do.... LooseChickens