The quick visit to Albuquerque was a tribute to the TV show Breaking Bad.
“The A1A Car Wash was an Albuquerque car wash owned, for many years, by Bogdan Wolynetz. When he was a high school chemistry teacher, Walter White worked part-time at the car wash as a cashier before deciding to quit after learning of his cancer diagnosis. The car wash was later bought by Walt and Skyler White as a money laundering facility for Walt’s illegally procured gains” – http://breakingbad.wikia.com.
“The Adolphus was opened on October 5, 1912, built by the founder of the Anheuser-Busch company, Adolphus Busch in a Beaux Arts style designed by Thomas P. Barnett of Barnett, Haynes & Barnett of St. Louis. Busch’s intention in constructing the hotel was to establish the first grand and posh hotel in the city of Dallas. Under the management of Otto Schubert from 1922–1946, the hotel grew to national prominence. With 22 floors standing a total of 312 feet (95 m), the building was the tallest building in Texas until it was dwarfed by the Magnolia Petroleum Building (now the Magnolia Hotel) just down the street in August 1922. The building underwent a series of expansions, first in 1916, then 1926 and finally in 1950, at the time giving the hotel a total of 1,200 rooms.
The Hotel has been named one of the top ten in the United States by Condé Nast Traveler and also receives high ratings from Zagat, Fodor’s and Frommer’s.The structure is a Dallas Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The hotel is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a jilted bride, who has been seen wandering the 19th floor of the hotel. She was due to be married one day during the 1930s, but her fiancé didn’t show, leaving the bride-to-be embarrassed and broken-hearted. Later that day her body was found, hanging a few feet from the spot where she was due to say her vows”. – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is an interesting place! Customers at this bar often hang money notes on the walls of the establishment, such as a guest book. The bar attendant estimates there is around $ 157,000 decorating the place!