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Old 06-24-2009, 05:23 PM
 
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Default When is the best time to visit?

Hi,

I'm interested in coming to Albuquerque this summer. It looks like an interesting place with alot to see & do. I'm concerned about humity and UV, neither of which I tolerate well. Also, I won't come unless I
can get some fried rabbit somewhere. I know NM has wild game, and rabbit is my thing. Perhaps I'll try other game while I'm there. Any suggestions?
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Abu Al-Qurq
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Avoiding Albuquerque for the humidity is a bit like avoiding Phoenix for the cold. There is some humidity here (as there is anywhere) but it's very mild.

UV, well, at least it's not winter. Wear sunscreen, hat, and/or get a tan. Unless you're albino and you insist on being outdoors all the time it's really not that bad.

Never heard of anywhere to get fried rabbit, especially in the city. Buffalo, ostrich, rattlesnake.. check, but not so much rabbit. May have to head a couple hours out of town to find that one. Ruidoso, Taos.. Reserve.. try making some phone calls..
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Marlborough, MA
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I have never seen fried rabbit on an ABQ menu. Game on menus here is elk, vennison, quail. I don't know of much wild rabbit hunting.
Good restaurants serving game would be La Provence, Prairie Star ( near Santa Ana Casino near Bernalillo ), Bien Shur ( at Sandia Casino ) and perhaps others serving it seasonally or as a special.
Heavier meats, like elk and bison, are typically fall dishes so perhaps you should come later in the summer/fall.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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We almost always have bright sun, so maybe wait till Sept or later when its cooler.

I've never seen fried rabbit on any menu either, but now that you mention it, well....there must be a few million wild ones running around here in the desert, I see them every day.
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Old 06-25-2009, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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We almost always have bright sun, so maybe wait till Sept or later when its cooler.
"cooler" won't effect the UV. September offers sunlight coming through at a lower
angle - thus filtered more by the atmosphere, but then December is BEST for that.

The only time when it's not preferable to come to New Mexico -- -- --
anywhere in New Mexico is during the March-April windy season.
( I say "not preferable" deliberately because it's ALWAYS a nice time to come here. )

The subject of this thread is [When is the best time to visit?]

Answer: Last week of September to middle of October.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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thanks for your very informative replies. You can tell alot about a place by the replies you get on this site. That's problaby more informative to me than anything else. Albuquerque is high on my list of places to go. Thanks City-Data.com. enough said. And I welcome additional comments.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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thanks for your very informative replies. You can tell alot about a place by the replies you get on this site. That's problaby more informative to me than anything else. Albuquerque is high on my list of places to go. Thanks City-Data.com. enough said. And I welcome additional comments.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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This poor Coloradoan is suffering from the humidity on this visit!
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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Do not be concerned about humidity. It is one of my asthma triggers and one reason why we moved here. The locals will complain about 35% being "high humidity". I am used to high humidity being 80% and above.

It can be hot but if you get in the shade, you will immediately notice how much cooler it is. Just wear a hat and sunscreen and keep well hydrated.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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This poor Coloradoan is suffering from the humidity on this visit!
True, I'm used to 10 - 15% humidity. But the rain is great!
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