Being a multi-city photographer is tiring, yet full of so much adventure. Friday morning I left Denver for Albuquerque, NM. I always love being at the Denver airport because the architecture of the main building is so neat. Although, I do have to say I have this hate/love relationship with Albuquerque and upon arriving to the Albuquerque airport I'm almost filled with disdain. Not because I don't like photographing weddings there but because I already miss my new home in Colorado. Going through the Albuquerque airport you can instantly tell which people have never been there before because they are the ones gawking in front of the "New Mexico" signs or at the over priced turquoise jewelry airport kiosks. I sometimes think in my head, "If only they knew it really isn't that awesome." haha
Well, some people may think Albuquerque and New Mexico in general is awesome but, living there for 20+ years gave me the feeling of eating too much of something good. I am ready for something new, just as flavorful, and "tad-da" we have Colorado!
Anyway, back to our story. After arriving in Albuquerque, I went to rental car facility to pick up my car. Waiting in line I came across another couple who were on the same flight from Denver as me and were originally from Albuquerque. We all joked about how people ask if we'll ever come back to Albuquerque and how silly of a question we find that. Once you live in Colorado, you'll never want to leave. Or, at least that's what our general opinion was. Waiting in line we were admiring the Fiat they had in the line up outside. The husband said that'd be a fun car to drive and I was thinking, I reserved a compact...I'm pretty sure that'll be mine!
Sure enough I did get the Fiat. It was SO small. I mean I drive a 2007 VW Bettle and even that is bigger than this little guy. But it was a super fun experience. Although, I don't think it's a super great car to own unless you are super awesome and collect cars. Mostly because my Bettle gets just as good of gas and is like 20x's faster. One funny thing about the Fiat though is there is this "sport" button. You know I was thinking, ok maybe like turbo engine...haha NOPE. That little button does nothing! Although, the most hilarious part of the Fiat is that when you press on the gas full throttle the engine sounds like it is going SOOOO fast, but its really sluggishly moving along. In my dad's words it is an "electric roller blade" haha it's so true. Here is a picture of the Fiat taken with my Iphone. I do have to admit that it is pretty interesting to look at.
For the actual wedding I had to drive to Gallup. Now, I honestly don't know much about Gallup, because I always drove through it on the way to California as a kid, but it seems like a super friendly town. Small town for sure. And they even have their own "Red Rocks" ...but not an awesome amphitheater like here....My husband and I always joke around that New Mexico could be such a neat state if it tried a little harder, but for whatever reason it always falls short just enough not to be super awesome. I do have to say though, there are some GORGEOUS sunsets out in the desert. Driving home I snapped a few of these with my Iphone.
mm...bugs on the window!
Arriving in the airplane.
One thing I do miss about Albuquerque, besides some of my family and friends is Trader Joe's. I made a quick run before jumping on the plan to grab 5 jars of their salsa...mmm good stuff kids.
Now, just because I loved this photo I have to share with you and part of the reason while I like it here in CO. This was actually taken on the way to climb in Clear Creek just outside of Golden.
Keep posted for tips for brides tomorrow and a preview from the wedding I did this weekend!
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