|Sandia Mountain dominates the Albuquerque skyline|
|You can go to the top of|
Sandia Mountain on the tram
or by road.
Views from the top are spectacular.
|New Mexico is home to|
many ancient Indian pueblos.
As we checked into hotels in Phoenix, we found a Catch-22. Though Phoenix is usually too hot to fly dogs into during our time frame, even in November, the hotels still consider November the start of the winter tourist season, and hotel rates are sky high. The Phoenix club has a few members in New Mexico, and Albuquerque weather is usually very pleasant in November. Plus we were able to get more favorable rates in nice hotels in Albuquerque. A quick check with AKC, and we found that Albuquerque is within a close enough distance to Phoenix that AKC would approve Albuquerque as the host city.
So, we threw our hats into the ring.