The Chavason 3 take a quick trip into their family’s past, which is also a piece of American history. Sandía Feast is in the Sandía mountain range, East of Albuquerque NM. Sandía means Watermelon in Spanish. As we watched the sunset over the Sandía mountain range on day one of our trip, we realized this mountain range was named correctly. The sky and sunset on the opposite side of the mountain turned into colors of pink and red, while the mountains turned into deep greens, and yup, it looked like huge pieces of watermelon placed right on top of the earth! As the sun went down the temperature dropped too and we were so struck by how cold it became. We needed to put on our Sandía casino sweatshirts. That’s right, not only we were invited to watch “our” culture in action, we also got the privilege to stay at the Pueblo tribe’s Sandía casino.
Like any casino in Las Vegas, this casino resort had every modern amenity and my twins took advantage of 24-hour pizza, grilled cheese, all you can eat self-serve ice cream, 24-hour buffets with sushi, French fries, and a river of orange Fanta as far as their 8-year-old eye could see.
I tried my hand at golf and maybe threw some coins in the slots. 😉 We swam till we had fins and dined with one movie star (yup we had dinner with ET, a story for another blog post). Back to our adventure….