The short ride from Moriarty to Albuquerque turned out to be a little more difficult than expected. The first half was plagued with probably the worst head wind we’ve experienced yet. Despite the rough start we managed to make up time on the descent into Albuquerque. About 3 miles away from Lisa Hornberger Edmonds’ and Amy Hornberger Susan’s neighborhood we were surprised by a motorcycle escort from a kind friend of theirs, who at the time was sporting a Pink Pedal shirt.
The excitement was high as we came closer, nearing the house we came across some cheering fans.
Shortly after our arrival we had to hop in the car to get downtown where we were set to meet the mayor. Although our time with him was short, it was great to see the city was beyond us all the way up to the mayor. While with the mayor we received personal congratulatory letters and pins from the city.
After meeting the mayor our weekend of relaxation hit full force. We enjoyed a beautiful day with Lisa, Amy and their friends and family filled with LOTS of food and an amazing pool. At the end of the day we retired to the much needed beds that we were provided, they were just a tad more comfortable than sleeping four in our support van as we did the previous 2 nights.
Friday morning we woke up bright and early to support our nations soccer team, only to watch the refs take the winning goal away from them. Thanks to England’s poor performance in the following game, we are still alive in the world cup. GO USA!
Following the game we made our way back to the pool for the day. Oh how good it was. Now that we had a chance to even those biker tans out, we were ready to experience the sites, sounds, and tastes of Albuquerque.
It was a great start to our stay here in Albuquerque with much more to come. Saturday morning we’ll be going up in a hot air balloon and in the afternoon we’ll be recording a story with Albuquerque’s ABC network to air on the Saturday evening news. Check back for more updates…