Belen Drive

Belen Drive

New Mexico
Friday, June 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 3:00pm
Albuquerque/Belen
New Mexico

A good time was had by all 24 NM Section members and guests on our drive to Belen.  At the start of our drive we were greeted by the impressive giant rattlesnake sculptures as we entered and exited the new Mesa Del Sol community.  The drive took us past Albuquerque Studios, purchased by Netflix in 2019.  Netflix recently purchased an additional 300 acres to allow for expansion.  Mesa Del Sol will be a self-contained community, housing 50,000 people, when completed.  Our destination for lunch in Belen was Pete's Restaurant, a local landmark.  After lunch the group walked across the street to the Harvey House Museum for a private docent tour of the museum, and learned more about the "Harvey Girls" and Fred Harvey's partnership with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.  It was great to get out on the road again, sans masks, in our Mercedes-Benz automobiles!!