TRAVELBLOGUE: Albuquerque

We definitely made a right turn at Albuquerque for the Triple-A All-Star Game. The Isotopes have done a tremendous job hosting the 20th version of the game and Isotopes Park is a beautiful location for the game.

But it’s not just the ballpark that has made this a great host city. The southwest and the desert provides an idyllic backdrop to the festivities. Kevin Czerwinski and I had the opportunity to check out nearby Sandia Peak and the Sandia Peak Tramway the morning of the game. It’s the world’s longest aerial tramway. It’s 2.7 miles long over the top of canyons and forests. Once atop the 10,378 foot Sandia Peak, you can see 11,000 square miles on a clear day (and it was pretty clear when we were up there). That’s nine percent of all of New Mexico, for those of you scoring at home.

We tried to take some photos to give you an idea of the view, but they really don’t do it justice (check out the photo album on the left). If you haven’t been to this part of the country, you should make the effort. Come to Isotopes Park for a great time and be sure to spend some time exploring the nature in the surrounding area. You won’t regret it.

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I SAW TONY PEREZ INTERVIEWED AT THE MINOR LEAGUE AAA-ALL STAR GAME LAST NIGHT ON ESPN2. IS HE A MANAGER FOR A AAA-TEAM?

No, he is not a manager in Triple-A. He works in the Florida Marlins organization. The Albuquerque Isotopes are the Marlins’ Triple-A affiliate and they brought in both Perez and Andre Dawson (also works for Marlins) to be in the dugouts to show pride/respect in the affiliation with the Marlins.

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