Saturday, September 26, 2015

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Albuquerque Hopfest - discount code!


Isleta Resort & Casino


Use a discount code – FRUGAL for 10% off general admission and extra hoppy tickets througt August 28th!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Macaroni & Cheese Festival - Albuquerque 08.15.15

I won a pair ot tickets to go to the Mac & Cheese Festival! Yay! 
This weekend in Albuquerque :-) 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

2 More Chuckwagons at Wildlife West in Edgewood, NM

Just two more Chuckwagon Barbeque and Western Music concerts left this season at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood. This weekend (August 22), the talented Sons of the Rio Grande will perform, and closing the season will be the popular western swing band of Holy Water and Whiskey (August 29). Performances are held in an all-weather amphitheater in an old west atmosphere.  
The show opens at 6 p.m. with an incredible free-flight Peregrine Falcon demonstration presented by world-renowned falconer Tom Smylie. The audience will experience these magnificent birds close up and learn how the fastest raptor on earth survives in the wild. Come early, enjoy a hayride and get a rare opportunity to be close to wildlife in their natural habitat.  It's fun for the entire family.

The Chuckwagon shows help to support the native wildlife zoo, which is managed through volunteer support.  Dinner shows are $25/adults, $23/seniors, $12/child 5-11, and kids under 5 are free.  Reservations are required by 2 p.m. on the day of the show. Call Wildlife West for reservations at 505.281.7655 or toll-free 1.877.981.WILD (9453); or for more

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Harvest Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park

Join the activities at the annual Harvest Festival on Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 2015, at Wildlife West Nature Park, in Edgewood.  It’s a time to celebrate the area's culture, traditions and agricultural heritage. Experience the rich history of the pinto bean farming in the Pinto Bean Museum, which displays antique bean processing equipment, farming artifacts and historic local photos.

The Festival opens on Saturday at 9 a.m. with a tractor parade beginning at Wildlife West, then traveling west along historic Route 66 and ending at the Tractor Supply Company. 
As visitors stroll through the Park they will experience an old west atmosphere. They can explore a replica of the western town of Venus (original name of Edgewood), and see weaving and spinning demonstrations, along with antique cars and trucks. Also on showcase will be old iron tractors, steam engines, corn shellers and other historic ranch equipment.

Get a behind the scenes tour of Kothari, Wildlife West’s 500 pound black bear, and watch a snake and reptile identification presentation by the New Mexico Herpetological Society.  Mark Chavez and friends, renowned chainsaw artists, will demonstrate artistic chainsaw techniques.  A Juggler Show for kids will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tractor games will take place on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. on the field in front of the historic Pinto Bean Barn.  Plus an opportunity to experience wildlife up close throughout the weekend.  Local artists and the Knights of Columbus volunteers will serve up pinto beans, fresh sweet corn, and hamburgers and hot dogs.

Don’t miss the Chuckwagon Dinner Show on Saturdayfrom 6 - 9 p.m.  Come early for the activities during the day and stay for the evening old-fashion hayride, free-flight peregrine falcon show, barbeque dinner and Holy Water & Whiskey western-swing music concert.  Reservations for dinner show are required by 2 p.m. on the day of the show.  Chuckwagon tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $12 for children 5-11, and kids under 5 are free.

All activities throughout the weekend, except for the Chuckwagon dinner show, are included with regular admission to the park: $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 students and children under 5 are free.  Music performances are presented in a covered all-weather amphitheater.  Plus free dry camping and parking. 

Wildlife West is located just 25 minutes east of Albuquerque, off Interstate-40 and legendary Route 66 in Edgewood. For more information at visit or call 505-281-7655 or toll-free 1-877-981-WILD (9453).

Harvest Festival:

When:  Saturday & Sunday, August 15 & 16, 2015
Where:  Wildlife West Nature Park, 87 North Frontage Road, Edgewood, NM
Saturday 8/15
9 a.m.   Tractor Parade 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Wildlife tours, snake & reptile identification presentations, tractor & machinery displays, artists & food vendors
2 p.m.  Juggler for kids
6 p.m.  Free-flight peregrine falcon show
7 p.m.  Chuckwagon dinner (must RSVP by 2 pm day of show)
8 p.m.  Holy Water & Whiskey western music
Sunday 8/16
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Wildlife tours, snake identification presentations, tractor & machinery displays, artists & food vendors
1 p.m.  Tractor games
2 p.m.  Juggler for kids

Monday, July 27, 2015

Edgewood Arts and Music Festival at Wildlife West Nature Park

The 13th Annual Arts and Music Festival took place this past weekend at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, NM. The Park, opened in 1994, began two years earlier as a not-for-profit, all volunteer effort to create a new approach to combining habitat restoration, recreation and environmental education for children and adults. 

It was a perfect outing for my birthday! The drive from Albuquerque took us less than 30 minutes and the heat of the day was not a problem - there was plenty of shade, food and cold beer!

We had a pleasure to see live concerts of some very talented musicians.

The Quebe Sisters:

Dave Stamey:

James Reams & the Barnstormers:

There was plenty of fun for children, including face painting and a fantastic juggling show by Andy Young:

The festival gave everyone a chance to admire an art display, meet craft artists and purchase unique items, like Hidden Treasures crafted by Oneida Lopez:

We loved the beauty of the landscape. 

We said hi to some animals that weren't asleep at the moment :-)
 The zoo visit is included in the ticket price. 
The Park offers nearly thirty wildlife exhibits, connected by 2 miles of trails;

all in a very relaxing atmosphere.  The event was well organized. 
We had a truly wonderul time.  
The Arts and Music Festival may become my birthday tradition :-)

There are other events happening at Wildlife West throughout the year so visit any time during the open hours:

Mid-March - End of October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November - Mid-March: Noon to 4 p.m.

Stay connected by visiting their website and  Facebook page.  

Free Gas Promotion !

To celebrate the launch of STRIVE Fuel in Albuquerque, they are giving away free gas for a year! To enter, visit the STRIVE Fuel Facebook page and share how you take care of the environment. The contest ends July 31st, 2015

STRIVE FUEL  it is a program that reduces carbon emissions in a sustainable way and counteracts the negative effects emissions can have on the atmosphere, climate and way of living. Consumers can automatically offset harmful emissions by pumping the same high-quality ALON fuel as always at no additional cost or effort. Every time a customer pumps a gallon of fuel at an ALON 7-Eleven, STRIVE will calculate the vehicle’s tailpipe emissions and invest in projects that reduce those emissions by up to 30 percent. To offset emissions, the program invests locally, regionally and globally to replace or reduce emissions that harm the atmosphere. The projects it invests in are certified and proven to sequester carbon dioxide equivalent emissions.  Most notable beneficiaries in Albuquerque are Tree New Mexico and the Arbor Day Foundation. The new reduced emissions fuel is available at 122 pumps across 23 ALON owned 7-Eleven stations in Albuquerque. 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Edgewood Arts and Music Festival - Info & Schedule

13th Annual Edgewood Arts and Music Festival

Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. & Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Wildlife West Nature Park is bringing the best of bluegrass, Western Swing, Irish, Singer/Songwriter and other acoustic genres
  • Wildlife West's covered amphitheater and indoor venues provide shade and plenty of seating 
  • there will be free workshops, open jams, jugglers and plenty of time to enjoy the zoo and other Park features
  • free camping 
  • fabulous art show throughout the park
  • and much much more!

Any young student that brings an instrument gets in FREE to the Festival!

For more information click  HERE.

See you at the festival! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

13 th Annual Edgewood Arts & Music Festival - July 24-26, 2015

It's National Lollypop Day! 

Get one FREE from See's Candies

(today only).

Take advantage of their special sale on lollypop packs.

66OO Menaul Blvd NE (Coronado Shopping Center)

Voting request from Cipriana!

Vote for Cipriana to be Freddy's MVP! Help our Albuquerque, NM location win MVP tittle!  If she gets enough votes she could win a prize to share with friends and family :-) 

To vote, click on link then click on vote button: 

You can vote daily until 8-7-15. Thanks for supporting our local contestant! 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Trader Joe's coloring contest for children!

Did you know about Trader Joe's coloring contest for children? 

Just pick up a monthly copy while you're shopping ! It's fun and your child can win a goodie bag :-)

My daughter was so proud of herself after entering last month's contest. She got a lolly pop just for returning her art and that made her feel special already :-) What a joy it was when she received a bag full of goodies! She really worked hard on her dinosaur  picture :-)                 

Thank you Trader Joe's for providing this extra fun for our kids :) 

Have a sweet weekend everyone!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Ride the Rail Runner for Free ! (with key phrase)

Friday, June 26th, 2015 

American Idol Auditions 
at the Santa Fe Railyard

All Rail Runner trains will be FREE on Friday, June 26 when you tell the ticket agent the key phrase: "American Idol.

For more information, click HERE