Santa Fe N.M.

Bill/Papa and I took a day trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico yesterday. We have been there before, many years ago, and loved everything about the whole area. So, since Santa Fe is only about 90 miles from where we are staying in Questa, New Mexico, we knew another visit was a must.

Everything pretty much looked the same as the last time we visited. I did a little research, and learned that “The long shady portal boarding the north side of the city’s historic plaza, the Palace, now part of the State Historic Museum, is a visual icon of modern-day Santa Fe. This portal serves the Native American Vendors Program which has been operating for over six decades. A daily lottery ensures a rotating selection of artisans from various pueblos throughout New Mexico.” Here artisans show their goods on blankets spread out on the sidewalk. One has to be careful taking pictures there because you really should ask permission if you are going to take a close-up photo of one of the locals selling their goods. I totally agree with that rule.

All of the “old town” Santa Fe area is beautiful,

and colorful, and I so love lots of color in my life.

After spending some time getting re-aquainted with the area, Bill/Papa and I went to the local Public Library and asked for a good recommendation for lunch. Hey, if the Library doesn’t know, who else do you ask? We were directed to a “hot spot” called “The Shed”. We had lunch out on their lovely patio.

I had the blue corn tortilla green chili beef tacos, that came with pinto beans and posole (hominy and meat, traditionally pork, and spices). I loved the posole, but I love hominy. Bill/Papa, not so much. But we both overall loved our lunch.

After lunch, we continued our walk around the town square,

going in and out of all the little shops,

and we visited The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi,

a beautiful Cathedral, both inside and out, but unfortunately, I was having a “senior moment” and at the time, could not remember how to turn off the flash on the camera, and no flash photo’s were allowed inside the Cathedral.

While we were shopping, we came across lots, and lots of colorful, full-sized, Mexican Sombrero’s . When we had our home, I looked high and low for a full-sized, colorful Mexican Sombrero to hang on the wall, but never found one I really liked, or I wasn’t willing to pay the asking price. But, score, today Bill/Papa and I found the perfect, colorful, mini-sombrero, that I think works perfectly in our motorhome. Even better score at just $3.00.

And ever since we became full-time RVer’s, we never leave any place we stay, for any length of time, without a magnet for our fridge. So of course, we had to find the perfect magnet to represent our return visit to Santa Fe, and our stay here in New Mexico.

So enjoying our time in New Mexico. Love that we planned a whole month to take our time, and really get to know what this beautiful state is all about. The people are so kind and welcoming, and we are taking every opportunity to get to know the locals, and get a better understanding of the whole culture of New Mexico.

Stay Tuned!

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    May 11, 2018 @ 13:05:46

    Looks like a great day and wonderful “taste” of Santa Fe! The Shed was a great choice too. Love the little sombrero too! Perfect! Have fun kids! Love to you both!

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  2. Bill
    May 11, 2018 @ 13:30:49

    Day trip, we did have a great time, posole not my favorite. I would eat it if I were starving other than that, not so much. Santa Fe is a fun place to visit and explore.
    Love you Girly

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    • beyondcinderella
      May 11, 2018 @ 20:01:38

      I knew the first time you tried hominy and called it “corn pone” you didn’t like it. But to be honest, I don’t know if you ever really had corn pone either… if you like cornbread I would think you would like corn pone.. But, we like what we like, and we love what we love, and I LOVE you! Girly

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  3. Ellen Kaufman
    May 11, 2018 @ 13:37:56

    Love the way you tour a new place. Honestly, you two would make excellent tour guides. You had a beautiful day in Sante Fe and now you can relax and have your happy hour and enjoy your mini sombrero. Happy and more fun days to come. Thanks for sharing your day.

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