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KABQ ALBUQUERQUE INTL ALBUQUERQUE NM
Misc -- Great music concerts downtown, salsa and jazz, Kelly's pub in Nob Hill outdoor patio, wine farms, UNM Championship Golf course 5 mins from FBO - ask the CSR's at Cutter for the latest events in town. Vist the best in town - service with a smile!
FBOs -- Atlantic Aviation FBO is really great! Very friendly staff. The CSR's just brighten up my day!
Food -- Try the frontier restaurant, right by the main campus. Great breakfast.
Misc -- Worst town in America; pray you don't get stranded there.
Food -- Grab the courtesy car and head downton to Central street. There's a bar and grill there called the Library.. It's well worth your time. Ask the line guys about it, they will get you pointed in the right direction.
KFMN FOUR CORNERS REGIONAL FARMINGTON NM
FBOs -- Bisti Aviation doesn't sell fuel. Not sure how they will make it without the fuel part of an FBO - seams kinda important to me.
KTCC TUCUMCARI MUNI TUCUMCARI NM
Misc -- My wife & I just returned a few weeks ago from a trip across the country in our homebuilt. We stopped in TCC for fuel and an overnighter, the day before Hurricane Norbert came through. The plan was to get out of there before Norb came through, but Norb moved pretty fast. Who'da thunk that one would be grounded by a hurricane in eastern NM in Oct? When Norb left, he left the door open for a cold front that had been energized by all the moisture from Norb. The airplane and I are instrument rated & current, but I don't do thunderstorms or real low stuff. They should have paid us to stay there - we brought them over 2.5 inches of rain in the four days we were stuck. If you've ever seen the animated movie "Cars," you've seen a representation of TCC and other small towns along the old Rt. 66 highway. The makers of the movie traveled Rt. 66 and took notes. TCC and I believe Seligman, AZ served as their models, primarily. There is a geologic formation outside of TCC that served as a model for some of the scenery in the movie. There are few things to do in TCC. There are a couple of older motels along old Rt. 66 in town, that will provide transportation from the airport. We stayed at one of these (the Safari Motel), and it was quite comfortable with modern amenities in the rooms. The owner is a good guy who will provide transportation in town to the extent he's able, with his other duties. Another '50s era motel right across the street (the Blue Swallow) also shows up in the extras tacked on to the end of the CD for the "Cars" movie. There are two museums in TCC. The Dinosaur Museum, operated by the local two year college, is excellent if you're at all interested in that sort of thing. The city historical museum is closer to being a collection of antique flea market stuff, than a museum. They do have a NM ANG F-100 parked in their yard, which is interesting for us aviation people. They indicated that they're interested in getting rid of it; it's in pretty sad shape. If you have several hundred grand and several thousand hours to restore it, give them a call. We did dine at the best restaurant in town, the Pow Wow In and Lizard Lounge (I am not making this up!). If you like Tex-Mex, this is a good one. We did stay in a more modern chain motel at the east end of town for our last night, only because the Safari Motel was previously booked by a film crew for that night. The restaurant nearby was unmemorable, one way or the other. In retrospect, we're happy to have stayed in one of the older places toward the center of town. The airport has a courtesy car, but its use is limited to the briefest of visits into town, then back to the airport. No half-day or overnighters with the car. So, we were on foot for most of our stay there. There are a number of quite well done murals on various building walls throughout the old part of town, and these are worth the walk for the most part. Otherwise, do as we do when we travel by personal airplane, and bring plenty to read and a puzzle book or two. You'll need them, eventually.