Visiting Albuquerque

One of the resort’s swimming pools. As you can see from the photo’s watermark, I found this photo on an online travel site.

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday! Ugh! One more day before getting back into the grind a.k.a. going back to work! I don’t even want to think about it right now. I enjoyed my mini vacation in Albuquerque with my son and grandmother. All I did was eat and eat! I didn’t take that many pics of the Isleta Casino and Resort because I was asked not to by staff. I mostly took photos of everything I ate. I was having a great time gambling so I took a photo of this really cool Willy Wonka slot machine. I thought the security guard was going to throw me out of the casino but he just came up to me and said “You can’t be taking photos in here!” He started laughing at me and I said “OK I didn’t know!” I don’t know if he was only referring to the slot machines or throughout the casino. I told myself “forget it, I’m not taking any photos.” Native American reservations are sovereign nations and abide by their own laws. There’s lots of beautiful Native American pottery and other artifacts throughout the resort.

Another photo I found online on Schuler Shock. This is the outside of the hotel.

According to the Isleta Casino & Resort website, the Town of Isleta has a rich culture. It was established in the 1300’s by the Tiwa Indians. Isleta was an important settlement during the early Spanish colonial period. The Isleta Natives irrigated land along the Rio Grande River for 3,000 years. They also grew corn, beans, squash and cotton. Many 19th century American travelers, scientists and linguists traveled to Isleta. The town of Isleta is located 13 miles south of Albuquerque. It has a population of 5,000. 

I spent day one gambling. Unfortunately I didn’t win a huge jackpot 😦 I won a couple of hundred dollars but ended up leaving it there. Day two was also spent gambling to no avail. However…

Part of the forbidden photo! I really wanted to stand up and take a photo. It’s a good thing I didn’t ;).
A box of pure LOVE and deliciousness…chocolate peanut butter cookies and chocolate cream cheese brownies by Johnna from All Things Chronic.

Day two was the best day of the vacation. Me and my grandma met fellow blogger and friend Johnna from All Things Chronic. Throughout our conversation, we had lots of laughs at The Cheesecake Factory. My son visited his father and grandparents. Johnna was kind enough to bake me and my family chocolate cream cheese brownies and chocolate peanut butter cookies. Both are absolutely AMAZE BALLS! I rarely use those three words to describe anything but her fresh baked goods deserve it! I’m eating one of her brownies as I’m typing this. I think my clothes are fitting a little bit tighter but it’s all worth it! I’ll lose the extra pounds within a couple of weeks. To be honest, I don’t really care that much. I hope Johnna can come to El Paso in the near future. Me and my grandma would love to cook her a homemade Mexican meal. My mom and grandma are the experts in the kitchen. Luckily I’ve picked up a thing or two from them. El Paso is a four-hour drive from Albuquerque. Day three was spent…well what else? Eating…and playing games at the arcade with my son. I included some food photos along with some I found online. Take care everyone and I will be back on Friday with more music.  

Room service! My son made me do it 😛
Mango key lime cheesecake to go from The Cheesecake Factory. Amazing!
Cheesecake at the casino. Dessert before lunch, sure why not? I was on vacation!
A fry bread taco. Delicious and a little bit spicy!
I really liked this painting in our Southwest/Native American style hotel room.


  1. YAASSS honey!
    Looks like you, grandma, and the baby had a ball! That food looks divine.
    I laughed out loud when I read, “You can’t be taking pictures in here!” LOL!
    So glad y’all had such a good time.
    Thanks for sharing Lisa!

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  2. OMG, that Taco looks amazing! I totally get you because of the joy of eating. But it sounds that you enjoyed your time totally to tell from your post. So happy for you that you had it!

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  3. Neil Young has a great song ‘Albaquerque’.

    “So I’ll stop when I can
    Find some fried eggs and country ham
    I’ll find somewhere where they don’t care who I am
    Oh, Albuquerque”

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