The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 19, 1986 · Page 47
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Travel (Continued from Page 6) and deep fried). Both $6 with salad and desert. Ask to be seated in the back dining room, where the ornate bar summons up the colorful past. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The best buy has to be Stewart Anderson's Big Valley Ranch Company, 8904 Meanaul Boulevard NE (505-299-9517); 4:30 p.m. to midnight every day). It offers a huge prime rib of beef with selections from an extensive salad bar, all for $6.95. Where to stay There still is some of the roar of the 20s at La Posada de Albuquerque, the restored former Hilton at 125 Second Street NW (505-242-9090), where Zsa-Zsa Gabor and Conrad Hilton honeymooned. These days rooms begin at $82 for two. The lobby serves as a grand cocktail lounge in a quiet version of Pueblo Deco, rich dark woods blending with earth-tone walls, the whole thing surmounted by a railed balcony on three sides of the huge room. The Sheraton Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW (505-8436300), stands within walking distance of the Albuquerque Museum, Old Town and the new natural history museum ($82 to $180 for two). Uptown, the Classic Hotel, 6815 Menaul Boulevard NE (505-8810000) offers an array of shops and is close to Coronado and Winrock Shopping Centers. Rates are $65 to $250. nooks and crannies. For turquoise, silver, and Pueblo pottery, trust the Covered Wagon on the south side of Old Town Plaza. For pictorial art and sculptures, try the Adobe Gallery, 415 Romero Street NW, or R.C. Gorman's Navajo Gallery, 325 Romero Street NW, both in Old Town. Prices run from $25 for an Acoma polychrome pot to $13,000 for a Two Gray Hills Navajo rug. Shopping The things visitors seem to want most from the Southwest (Indian jewelry, pots, sand paintings, Navajo rugs) are most easily found in Old Town, a warren of adobe buildings and appealing Sports A dozen free tennis courts are at Constitution and Louisiana Streets NE where even a stranger should quickly find a congenial doubles game. Or try the Tennis Complex just east of University Street SE. Fees are $3 an hour or 75 cents for your share of a doubles match. Arroyo del Oso and Los Altos are demanding golf courses and eminently playable in winter, but not crowded. Greens fees are both $7.25 for 18 holes. Sandia Peak (reached by one of the world's longest tramways — 2.7 miles, rising 4,000 feet, $7.75 round trip for a ride of 20 minutes each way — or else by driving around the mountain) lures the skier with an 1,800-foot vertical drop served by three Pomas and three chairlifts. A ticket good on all lifts costs $19 a full day, $13.50 after 12:30 p.m. More challenging skiing can be found at Santa Fe Ski Basin, an hour and a half by car north of Albuquerque. It has three chairlifts and a high-speed Poma (an all-lift ticket: $19 weekdays, $20 Saturday and Sunday). For a less strenous experience, try the hiking trails of the Rio Grande Nature Center at the west end of Caldelaria Avenue. Even in winter the park teems with wildlife, primarily birds. In designing the center, Antoine Predock turned poured concrete and other simple materials into a low. building that seems to melt into the river bank. Inside is a small, free museum opening onto a pond inhabited by as many as 30 species of birds, ranging from Canada geese to Rufous-Sided townees. No big change for Irwin Allen LOS ANGELES (AP) - Is producer Irwin Allen getting away from disaster movies? He says he really doesn't see a difference. Allen produced the two-part "Alice in Wonderland" movie telecast on CBS in December. Now he's working on "Outrage," a CBS drama in which a father (Robert Preston) seeks his own justice after the man who raped and murdered his daughter is freed on a legal loophole. Allen says he doesn't see it as a switch from such movies as "The Towering Inferno" and "The Pos- eidon Adventure." "They ask me that after every movie I make," said Allen. "There really is no switch. The name of the game is entertainment. ... In disaster movies, people get killed or there's violence or some kind of peculiarity.... All my pictures are first cousins." Do you need another employee? Hundreds of readers are looking through the classified ads every day. Phone 823-6363 and an ad- taker will help you. The Salina Journal Entertainment . Sunday, January 19,1986 Page? Texas firm offers soccer tickets By The New York Times Question: I am trying to find information on purchasing tickets for the World Cup soccer games in Mexico this summer and would like details of any travel agencies offering World Cup packages. Answer: According to the United States Soccer Federation, the company selected by the Mexican authorities to sell World Cup tickets in this country is Gazebo Travel International (6378 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas 77057; 713-266-1955 or 800-323-2743). Soccer enthusiasts can either deal directly with Gazebo, a travel wholesaler, ~^ " Travel Q&A or have their travel agents do so. The 24^ qualifying countries (the United States is not among them) will play in eight cities from May 31 to June 29. Joaquin Martinez, president of Gazebo, says his company is selling land packages, combining hotels, tickets to games and local transportation. A two-night stay with a ticket for one game in the preliminary rounds in Mexico City, he says, costs $439 a person, double occupancy. The scale of prices rises to $2,099 for six nights with tickets for a semifinal and the final and $2,299 for 13 nights and 4 games, including the final. The accommodations, Martinez says, are good hotels used on regular tour packages. Among them are the Aristos in Mexico City and the Aranzazu in Guadalajara. Sets of tickets separate from hotel packages are also available. Tickets for nine games in Mexico City, including the final, cost $1,600; nine in Guadalajara, including a semifinal: $1,100. Question: I am interested in taking the Orient Express from Vienna to Istanbul. Where can arrangements be made and what is the fare? Answer: The trains now known as the Orient Express offer a variety of options. But for those planning to travel between Vienna and Istanbul the Shopping at v Towne East Square, I Crowne Uptown f Dinner Theatre and "Chorus Line" 5 MarchS f HO | Call for reservations TRAYLOR TRAVEL 126 N. Santa Fe Salina 913-825-0537 choice is limited to a package-tour rail trip that must be taken in its entirety between Paris and Istanbul. The tours are on a train chartered from the owners, Intraflug of Zurich, a train that includes some of the original, and restored, equipment from the old Orient Express. The trips are available with Society Expeditions (723 Broadway East, Seattle, Wash. 98102; 206-324-9400 or 800426-7794). The route includes Vienna and Budapest. There will be 10-day Paris-Istanbul tours on May 13 and Sept. 16. The cost of $4,990 a person, double occupancy, includes hotel accommodations in Paris and Istanbul, sightseeing and all meals and sleeping compartment on the train. Nine-day Istanbul-Paris tours begin on May 20 and Sept. 22. The cost is $4,490. Air fare is extra. The flight from New York to Paris and from Istanbul back to New York is expected to be $850. Baylis International Journeys (2392 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, Calif. 94704; 415-849-4333 or 800435-4334) is running tours it calls the Istanbul Train along the Orient Express's original 1883 route. Scheduled trains and some chartered trains are used; between Paris and Vienna, tour members travel in sleeping cars from the 1930's. The route also includes Budapest. But in keeping with those early journeys the trip goes from Bucharest to the Bulgarian port of Varna, by train, and continues from there by ship to Istanbul. The 15-day tour departs London on April 20, May 25, July 20 and Sept. 14. The cost of $2,646 a person includes accommodations and meals and a flight back to London from Istanbul. Trans-Atlantic air fare is additional. There is another train, called the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. The train runs twice a week (once a week in January, February and March) in each direction between London and Venice, a 32- hour journey. I j Call us for all your j travel needs. Foreign & Domestic •Agent for all major I Carriers & Amtrak • 'Credit Cards Accepted 'Cruise Lines Agent "Our Services are Voura, Free of Charge" ANYWHERE TRAVEL In the Sean Center 825-2191 J SALINA'S FAMOUS COZY At Old Fashioned Prices! 1 DAY ONLY!! Monday, Jan. 20 | 3O< Coxy 9:30am-11 pm • —NO LIMIT— ,COZY INN 108N. 7th Salina 825-9407

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