We made some good progress with the accommodations. For Albuquerque, we will be staying in a hotel. We thought it would be great for the kids to have access to a pool for the beginning of the trip, especially since our days will be starting literally at the crack of dawn at Balloon Fiesta. We thought they would enjoy unwinding at the end of the long day with a fun filled swim. After a great deal of researching, Tanya and I settled on the idea of doing private rentals through VRBO for both Taos and Santa Fe.. We actually had alot of fun checking the various properties and found two that would fit our needs just perfectly! We know the kids will LOVE the idea of us all staying together under one roof and we are sure the girls will bunk up together every night. The other benefit of staying in homes with fully equipped kitchens is that it will allow us flexibility to cook which is really an advantage for Tanya and her kids since they are vegan, and great for me since my Kelsey is an extremely picky eater. Additionally, it will save us some money from constantly eating out; and lastly, we thought it would be alot of fun to cook together and have relaxing breakfasts and dinners at "home."
Check out Part 3 of our Road Trip and the many sites we have planned to see in each city!!