See the dry, arid desert behind Walter White? That’s the landscape of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where almost all of Breaking Bad is shot. And it’s our next destination after Rancho Obi-Wan, Lucasfilm Studios and Comic-Con, from July 22 -24.
We’ll be taking a tour of all the major locations in Breaking Bad, from Los Pollos Hermanos (a.k.a Twisters, an actual fast food restaurant) to the Crossroads Motel, home to (fictional) drug use and prostitution, to Octopus Car Wash, where Walt was briefly employed.
We’re talking to Jess Herron and Mike Silva of ABQ Trolley, two very enterprising guys who have started their own tours of the Breaking Bad locations (business is booming!). And we’ve also got a date with Debbie Ball a.k.a. The Candy Lady, who supplied the original blue meth prop candy to the show.
I’ll be posting a small snippet on Geek Crusade’s trip every day from now till July 10, so watch this space for more details on the next leg of our trip. It’s the biggest geek trip ever!
Look out for the official launch of Geek Crusade on July 11. For the moment, you can sign up on the website for your chance to win exclusive premiums. Follow us on Twitter too @GeekCrusade, as we tweet and blog and Facebook our way across some of the USA’s geekiest sites!