How to get there...Finding my way to the west side of the river was much easier than expected--I walked. On the east side of the Rio Grande, there is parking
at the end of Gabaldon Place, in the north-of-Old Town Duranes neighborhood. From there, numerous easy walking/bike paths connect to the Rio Grande Valley State Park;
you can walk up or down the river on the east side, or use the red-steel pedestrian bridge that runs alongside Interstate 40, to cross the river, above.
Spring starts today. It's a great time for walks that explore the MetroABQ. There are dozens of great places to find oneself in the city, from a North Valley public art arroyo called Graffiti Alley, image below, to the historic 87 year old Rio Puerco Bridge west of town. Read More
Just a few miles west of the MetroABQ on Route 66 just before the Laguna Pueblo, is a cool little steel bridge with a 250 foot span, perfect for a short out-of-car, stretching-your legs stroll, before continuing west or east. If you didn't know about it, you would certainly miss it. The walk is simple & the scenery is serene... Read More
Shifting toward one of the Metro's NW communities, I found myself in Rio Rancho atop a Vista Entrada home,
staring at a 24-panel photovoltaic solar array on one side & stunning views of the Sandia Mountains on the other. To show both, we hired my
favorite Drone Pilot, who captured dozens of images around the home & property, two seen above.
Closer to the Rio Grande, in a Corrales greenbelt property, hangs the image Four Horses, a mid-century Agnes Sims painting. Perfectly adorned among the adobe-brick walls, the owners of the four-acre horse property graciously left the artwork, below, for my client, who's a skilled horsewoman.
Below that is my favorite bathroom of the year, with it's cobalt penny-round shower tile, floating vanity & 'skatepark' porcelain sink, found at the La Luz townhome complex near Coors & Montaño Blvd.