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Hi mamas!<br><br>
I am coming to ABQ to visit my mom/go to a professional conference in a few weeks. Dd and dh are coming too--dd because a) she's nursing and b) grandma insisted; dh to be a SAHD for 3 whole days (!).<br><br>
Was looking for suggestions for the two of them. They will have a car at their disposal. (We are going to do the Explora museum as a family after the conference is over.) Dd will be just shy of 17 months when we visit.<br><br>
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The zoo is always good and there is also the aquariam/garden thing that we have (hopefully someone will know what it's acutally called, lol.) At 17months, she'd probably get a big kick out of the children's garden there. If you are here on a Monday, there's a playgroup of Mothering momma's that meets at a park at 2:30.<br><br>
Other than that, I have no idea. Sorry, I'm not much help, my dd is almost 11months and we haven't taken her many "fun" places yet.
 

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Our favs our<br><br>
Zoo<br>
Exploria<br>
Botanical Gardens (aquarium place <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> )<br>
There are lots of parks<br>
Cottonwood mall just opened a play area it's supposed to be good for inside play<br>
We went to West Mesa Aquatic center this weekend, it's a "zero slope" pool so it's really shallow and you can just walk in.<br><br>
HTH
 

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The Rio Grande Nature Center! Just head west on Candelaria until it ends and you're there. A nice, very easy hike.<br><br>
When you get here, find (or have your mom find) a New Mexico Kids magazine (Wild Oats, the Co-op, books stores will have them). It will outline lots of goings on, including free story times and more!
 

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well, we moved here from nyc when our daughter was about 17 months and we found lots to keep her and us busy. if you like being outdoors, there are lots of good spots for kids and adults:<br><br>
nature center on the rio grande (at candelaria and rio grande)<br><br>
elena gallgoes (not sure about the spelling) (at tramway and academy- has a "nature hike" which is pretty level<br><br>
there are lots of spots just off of tramway that are in the foothills of the sandias- embudo canyon, for example, where you can take a short hike and arrive at rocks perfect for kids to scramble up (with some assistance)<br><br>
the petroglyphs on the west side- maybe more interesting for adults, but you can always spy lizards and milipedes, plus lots of beautiful flowers<br><br>
i'll try and think of some more! we know of lots of hikes that are good for kids which are a little outside of the city.
 

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I just wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Dh loved being with dd all that time--and the weather was great (a touch windy, as I am sure you know!). They went to the park in High Desert every day (my parents live in Sandia Heights), the zoo, and the aquarium. Plus stopped in for toddler storytime at the Cherry Hills library.<br><br>
We all went to Explora and dd LOVED the toddler room--so much so that we were wondering how clear PVC piping and 200 small plastic balls would look in our apartment. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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