On Fridays, we love talking about some of the things we’ve been talking about in the ATM offices during the rest of the week—events, products, foods, local newsy stuff, experiences we’re looking forward to. Basically, it’s a weekly recap on the stuff we love about ABQ.
But today’s blog entry is a collaborative effort. We posted a callout on Facebook and Twitter, asking you to send us some of your favorite things and immediately—seriously, two minutes later—got a slew of really fun responses. Not to sound like the cheesiest person in the entire world, but being the recipient of your enthusiasm and optimism about Duke City-area things really added a lot of energy to what had started out as a very gray and sleepy day.
So here are some of your favorite things—and ours, too!
“One of my favorite things is Hotel Andaluz‘s restaurant Lucia’s GRILLED OYSTERS!” —Ana Liu, via email
“Agora Crisis Center for volunteer opportunities and compassionate support!” —Molly Brack, via email
“1. The film industry; 2. Thai temple on Zuni; 3. Tahitian dancing with Mana Tahiti; 4. The NM Marathon; 5. Wesst; 6. Festival of Asian Cultures; 7. The Folk Festival; 8. West African dancing at Maple Street; 9. Talin; 10. The Doggie Dash and Dawdle. I could go on and on… I really love this place.” —Lava Buckley, via email
“A weekly relaxing prenatal message at the Crystal Mountain School of Massage by Kirk Sugars. Awesome place and staff! They have regular massage packages as well.” —Lesley Engee, via Facebook
“One of the things we look forward to every year is the Zoo concert series. They are the best and oh, so Albuquerque. How about the gazillions of wonderful hiking trails we can hit in the summer? The aroma of green chile roasting all over town in the fall; the many wine festivals, the awesome day trips to fabulous sites close to town, including San Antonio, the Jemez Mountains, Madrid, and so many others.” —Conny Nichols, via Facebook
“That you can ski in the morning and play nine holes of golf in the afternoon.” —Joe Diaz, Action 7 News, via Facebook
“Eating at Sadie’s! :)” —Leigh-Jo Anzures, via Facebook
“The glorious mixing-up of different cultures.” —Will Reichard, via Facebook
“Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ.” —Christie Bundy, via Facebook
“Just Muffin Around!” —Rafael S. Figueroa, via Facebook
“Ooh, Old Town, Balloon Fiesta,walking in the foothills off Tramway, the Flying Star’s key lime pie, El Pinto salsa, and fresh fruits and veggies from the Los Poblanos farm! And for my favorite beauty products I hit Sephora. :)” —Jeniffer Davis, 770 KKOB, via Facebook
“The city lights: specifically, the view of the light going Eastbound on I-40, coming from Route 66 Casino!” —Kristelle Siarza, via Facebook
Have anything else to add? Leave your suggestions in the comments!