A two hour, very scenic drive on I-40 would bring us to our next destination, Coronado Campground, a city park located in Bernalillo, NM, about 15 miles north of Albuquerque.
We were a little nervous because the weather had been somewhat iffy with the possibility of snow but fortunately as our departure date neared, the forecast was a little less formidable. We had an occasional sprinkle here and there but no snow until we hit the Albuquerque area. Fortunately it was pretty light so there was no accumulation on the roads.
When we arrived at Coronado Campground around 2:15 pm, it was a little different than what we expected.
It was right in the midst of a retail area so our scenic view from our dinette window was of the Bosque North Brewery. How pretty – not! But overall the campground was clean and each site had a colorful cabana over the picnic table, a charcoal grill and a firepit. Decent place. The developed sites (1-6) had water and 50 amp electric was $40 which was cheaper than the Route 66 RV Resort where we’ve stayed several times before.
On Saturday of our stay, we went to The Range Cafe Coors for breakfast. We had been here back in 2017 and really enjoyed it. Since there was a 30 minute wait, we decided to eat at the bar which was very comfortable. I ordered the Huevos Con Queso (2 poached eggs, English muffins, chile con queso, Canadian bacon, pinto beans and range fries $14.99) and Rob ordered Green Chile Chicken Egg-Chilada’s (shredded chicken, green chile, pinto beans, range fries, cotija, green onion $13.99). Both were good although I wasn’t totally happy with mine – too cheesy.
The day before our departure we drove over to Bosque Brewery North. Funny that the brewery was right next door but it was entirely fenced off so we had to drive over to it. Kind of a pain!
I ordered the Beef Birria Taco Plate ($13) which was slow cooked pot roast and Monterey Jack cheese grilled in birria consommé, served with corn, extra consommé and salsa. Rob had the Chicken Poutine Fries ($13.50) which was a heaping mound of French fries topped with green chile cream gravy, cheddar cheese curds and pulled, marinated chicken. Both were excellent. Only complaint I had about mine was that my meal was very messy.
The morning of our departure, there was a beautiful, very colorful sunrise which I could see out my bedroom window. If I weren’t so lazy, I could have taken better pictures.
Speaking of photos, here are a few of our stay here.