Albuquerque, New Mexico
"The Fifth Last Hurrah!"
12-16 October 2016
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016 (midnight, mountain time zone)
Event Registration Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
HOW TO REGISTER:
Click here for the Event Registration Form
Note that pre-registration is required for the reunion, the Memorial Service, and all tours) and scheduled group meals (Thursday welcome dinner, Friday boxed lunches, Saturday banquet).
If you are are unable to attend this year's 380th Reunion, but would like to donate to the Reunion Fund, please send your contribution (checks or money orders, no credit cards) to:
Wednesday - Early arrivals, no planned group activities
Sunday - Departures
HOTEL RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION:
REUNION REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFO:
Please use the Event Registration Form to sign up for the Reunion, Reunion Events, and Optional Tours. Note that pre-registration is required for the reunion and all tours and scheduled group meals (Thursday welcome dinner, Friday luncheon, Saturday banquet).
Unless prior arrangements are made with Barb Gotham, all reunion event payments must be received by Friday, 30 September 2015. Checks, money orders, or cash only - no credit cards accepted.
Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico. Situated at 5,000 feet above sea level, Albuquerque is base camp for hot-air ballooning. It is a culturally-diverse metropolitan area with over 850,000 residents.
The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south.
Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, and Petroglyph National Monument.
The Sandia Peak Tramway, located adjacent to Albuquerque, is the world's second-longest passenger aerial tramway. It stretches from the Northeast edge of the city to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains. Elevation at the top of the tramway is roughly 10,300 ft above sea level.
October weather: Average high is 69, average low is 46; average precipitation is 1.02"; average relative humidity is 45.3%, and sunshine is possible 80% of the time.
State Flower: Yucca
AIRPORT AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION:AIRPORT
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) - http://www.abqsunport.com/TRAIN
Amtrak provides service to Albuquerque. Online information at https://www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (or TDD/TTY 1-800-523-6590). The station is located at 214 First Street SW.
NM Rail Runner Express (505) 245-7245 or online at http://www.nmrailrunner.com/ A commuter rail running through the heart of Albuquerque. Spanning 100 miles from Santa Fe to Belen through the beautiful Rio Grande Valley, the train corridor has 13 stations, operating seven days a week.RENTAL CARS
Car rental agencies are all located at the Car Rental Facility adjacent to the airport at 3400 S University Blvd SE.
In addition, there is a car rental office located in the Crowne Plaza Hotel across the street from the MCM Elegante, at 1901 Univeristy Blvd NEUSING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
For ABQ Ride bus schedules and routes, call (505) 243-RIDE (7433). For Sun Tran bus schedules and routes, call (505) 843-9200. http://www.cabq.gov/transit/bus-routes-and-schedulesSHUTTLE SERVICES
Our host hotel, the MCM Elegante, provides shuttle service both from/to the airport as well as within an 8-mile radius of the hotel and also to the Rail Runner station.
Sandia Shuttle Express, call 1-888-775-5696 or online at https://www.sandiashuttle.com/.Convenient shuttle services between Santa Fe and Albuquerque International Airport with 30 trips daily to fit your travel schedule. Pick up and drop off at all hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, colleges, and other locations in Santa Fe, NM
Sunport Shuttle, call (505) 833-4966 / 1-866-505-4966. Provides round-the-clock transportation to any address in the Albuquerque area from the airport and back again. Visit them online at http://sunportshuttle.com/.
ABQ Trolley Tour
Thursday, October 13, depart at 1:15pm, return by 4:00pm
This will be an 85-minute narrated tour (broken up into two segments), 18-mile Best of ABQ City Tour using a completely-custom, uniquely-Albuquerque, open-air trolley. On this tour you will learn the lay of the land, get a glimpse of Albuquerque's rich history, and obtain an overview of all that Albuquerque has to offer (it surprises most people how much there is to see and do in Albuquerque).
Our private tour starts at the MCM Elegante Hotel. We will cover half of the tour route, then stop for a 20-30 minute break at
Rude Boy Cookies, then continue with the remainder of the tour, with our last stop back at the MCM Elegante Hotel.
The trolley is open-air. There are no windows, walls, or enclosures; only a roof shades guests from the warm New Mexico sunshine (sunscreen is highly recommended). There are drop-down rain curtains to shield guests from the weather; however, a light jacket may be necessary.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Friday, October 14, depart at 1:15pm, return by 5:00pm
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center was founded in 1976 and is jointly owned and operated by the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. Located in the historic Albuquerque Indian School District just minutes from Downtown and Old Town Albuquerque, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is a world-class museum and cultural center created to be a place where Pueblo people can tell their story. As the Gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, the IPCC is a necessary first-stop for visitors to New Mexico, providing a jumping off point for understanding the state’s landscape, legacy, story of continuance and the unique connection between cultures.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is the only place in North America to host traditional Native American dances every weekend year round. Known for its collection of Pueblo pottery and 19 murals painted by Pueblo artists, the IPCC also offers an exciting schedule of cultural, educational and community activities including rotating exhibits, events with Native American artists and leaders, hands-on children’s programs and art festivals. Visitors can also experience the award-winning Native fusion cuisine of Pueblo Harvest Cafe and shop at Shumakolowa Native Arts, a trusted destination for authentic handcrafted Native American art. Today the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center leads the world in educating people about the legacy of resilience, accomplishments and living history of Pueblo people and is a vibrant place for people of all cultures to share, learn and discover.
In April 2016, in conjunction with our 40th Anniversary Celebration, we unveiled the first major renovation of our permanent museum exhibit since opening. Representing all 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, the new exhibit is called: "We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story." It shares the Pueblo people’s legacy of resilience, expresses the Pueblo story through the voices of Pueblo people, honors our land and all living things, and is inspired by traditions that have been passed down for generations. With this renovation, we have created a living museum for visitors that continues to do justice to the history and accomplishments of the Pueblo people of New Mexico.
Thursday Mexican Buffet Dinner:
Friday Sack Lunches:
Saturday Plated Dinner:
FREE FULL HOT BREAKFAST & HAPPY HOUR AT MCM ELEGANTÉ HOTEL
You'll enjoy the best FREE Breakfast Buffet in the Southwest, prepared fresh daily, including eggs and omelets cooked to order. A variety of cereals, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, Danish and muffins ensure a great start to your day.
Open daily 6am-9am weekdays
SANDIA SPRINGS LOUNGE
Our guests enjoy complimentary Happy Hour cocktails each evening. Order a hamburger cooked just the way you like it, or one of several other delicious items off the limited menu. It's the perfect place to meet after a day of touring the city or meeting with colleagues.
Sandia Springs features forty-one varieties of beer, ale and lagers. A large selection of vodka, tequila and wines. Appetizers, steaks and seafood.
Opens daily at 4pm.
OTHER LOCAL ATTRACTIONS:
THINGS TO DO AND SEE
Albuquerque Museum - A collection of contemporary and historical art
Balloon Museum At Balloon Fiesta Park - View the development of ballooning through historic, scientific & artistic exhibits
Explora Museum - A children's science museum
Hispanic Cultural Center - Dedicated to the study, advancement, and presentation of Hispanic culture
New Mexico Veterans Memorial
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology - Offers exhibits and programs relating to cultures around the world (at the University of New Mexico)
&History - Learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research to peaceful uses
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science - Foster an understanding of the diverse natural history of New Mexico
Old Town Plaza - Shopping and arts in the original City Plaza (one block N. of Central Avenue, at Rio Grande Blvd)
Tinkertown Museum - Man-made eccentric memorabilia museum
University Art Museum - Our efforts allow people throughout the world to enjoy our acquisitions
Unser Racing Museum - All about the Unser family and their racing history
Albuquerque Aquarium and Rio Grande Botanical Garden - A "journey" down the Rio Grande from Albuquerque into the Gulf of Mexico
Popejoy Hall - New Mexico's grandest multi-use theater (on the University of New Mexico campus)
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park - 270 acres flourishing with native grasses, wildflowers, and cottonwoods
Rio Grande Zoo - Encounter more than 250 species of exotic and native animals
Sandia Peak Tramway - The world's longest aerial tramway
Sandia Resort & Casino - Provides transportation to and from the casino 24/7
Isleta Resort & Casino (505) 724-3800
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Last updated: 14 July 2016