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The Breaking Bad Tour, Yo

Okie dokes, so here it is (finally)!

When planning for Dave’s visit here to ABQ, we knew exactly what three huge Breaking Bad fans needed to do: visit Walt’s house, of course.

And so we did, along with a number of other famous (and maybe not so famous) locales on the show. We mapped out our stops and hit the road!

First up: Saul’s office

Since filming is already completed, it’s already been redone and looks different than it did for the show.

Here it is now — a nice little bar by the name of Hooligans (how fitting).

Better Call Saul!

And remember the night Jane’s father (Donald) tried to get her to go to rehab but she refused? And then later Walt watched her die? Well, here’s the bar Donald and Walt sat side by side after the events had unfolded. It just happens to be right next door to Saul’s office. 😉

Not like we NEEDED a break after seeing only two locations but we couldn’t resist stopping for lunch at Taco Cabana. Or, as Jesse referred to it in Season One, Taco Cabeza.

[Walter and Jesse are meeting Tuco at a junkyard]

Jesse: A junkyard? Let me guess, you picked this place?

Walter: What’s wrong with it? It’s private.

Jesse: This is…This is like a…a non-criminal’s idea of a drug meet. This is like, “Oh, I saw this in a movie. Ooh, look at me.”

Walter: Yeah, so…so where do you transact business? Enlighten me.

Jesse: I don’t know. How about Taco Cabeza? Half the deals I’ve ever done went down at Taco Cabeza. Nice and public. Open 24 hours. Nobody ever gets shot at Taco Cabeza. Hell, why not the mall? You know, wait at the Gap. “Hey! It’s time for the meet!” You know, I’ll put down the flat-front khakis, head on over, grab an Orange Julius. Skip the part where psycho lunatic Tuco, you know, comes and steals my drugs and leaves me bleeding to death.

Next stop: Walt’s House

We admit, we were pretty giddy standing in front of this house. I mean, it’s WALT’S HOUSE! *grin*

Up Next: The Car Wash

The famous car wash that Walt works at early in the season and then later buys as a front to his profitable biz.

Next stop: Jesse’s “support group” meeting place

You might remember Jesse lighting up a cigarette outside this church where his “support group” met.

Up next: Jesse and Jane’s Place

This was definitely one of my favorites just because I loved the characters so much. And if you are looking for a place to live…

Next Stop: Combo’s Corner

Yep, here’s where he was gunned down. We totally watched our backs here. 😉

Next up: Tuco’s Place

It’s a romantic place, right? 😉

And a better shot of how it looked in the show:

Onward to: Jesse’s Aunt’s House (Later Jesse’s House)

This one was the trickiest stops because someone actually was coming home as we were standing in front of the house. We decided to go ahead and get our pictures anyway. They must be used to this sort of thing, right? *grin*

Next stop: Hank’s House

We were getting tired so we did a drive by photo shoot of this one.

And last, but definitely not least, the famous Los Pollos Hermanos!

We aren’t sure what it was about us, but as soon as we walked in, the gal behind the counter says to us “Breaking Bad?” We smiled, said yes, bought some sodas, and took her up on the offer to take pictures. 😀

As it was in the show:

And the actual ABQ restaurant, Twisters:

Inside, they left a little bit of Breaking Bad for all to see:

So there you have it! Our happy little Breaking Bad tour.

Yes, it was awesome. And yes, if you come visit, we’ll take you, too. 😉

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