Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Santa Fe, New Mexico

You could say that there is absolutely nothing between Roswell and Santa Fe.  Then, as we approached Santa Fe, beautiful vistas!

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Our 200 mile trip Tuesday was non-eventful and we pulled into Santa Fe Skies RV Park around 1:30 PM.

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This is our patio side view :) We are in 6633 feet here and the views all around are gorgeous!

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Did you know that Santa Fe proper is at 7000 feet making it 1500 feet higher than Denver? I was surprised to read that. So far, neither of us have had any problems with the thin air. We do drink much more water in this dry air and we're both having some allergy problems with their spring pollen, but nothing too serious. So…as long as we have plenty of water, Zyrtec and lots of lotion, we’re good to go :)

The plan for today, once we got our coffee into us and got moving, was to just drive around a bit and get our bearings, taking in some of the lovely scenery.  We got on I-25 and headed towards downtown. These are the beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains with snow caps.

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We drove past a  sea of adobe style homes, apartment buildings and businesses, most with flat roofs. The southwest architecture is lovely and matches its surroundings.

Soon we were in the Plaza area of downtown. I love, love, loved this area!

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Neat little shops and restaurants lined the streets.

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Native American’s all lined up, selling their wares. There were some gorgeous things to choose from.

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The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

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This is the mother church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The cathedral was built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy between 1869 and 1886.

Red Hot Chili Peppers :)

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It’s a good thing we live in a motorhome and don’t have room for extra “stuff” because there were lots of things I would have loved to have purchased :)

Instead, we stopped at the local supermarket, Albertson’s, and picked up some groceries. They don’t last long enough to overload us :)

Yes, I think I’m really going to enjoy our stay in Santa Fe. Thanks for stopping by. Turtle

10 comments:

  1. Those views are gorgeous! Enjoy your stay!

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  2. Thanks! I am planning to drive down to Santa Fe at some point this summer for a "weekend" trip. Santa Fe Skies looks nice.

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  3. Santa Fe has a Trader Joe's in addition to Albertson's.

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  4. Nice to see some more photos of Santa Fe - one of our favorite places!!

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  5. Have never been to NM; I'm really looking forward to exploring it someday soon.

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  6. Enjoy your time! It looks like an amazing place to visit!

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  7. gorgeous views...no wonder you love it ...looks like an amazing place

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  8. Thanks for the views of Santa Fe. Have never been there but sure do hope to be able to wander around New Mexico some day in the future so show me lots of things I should see when I get there.

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  9. We don't have much room in our MH, either, but somehow extra stuff keeps finding its way in here.

    Glad you escaped Roswell before the aliens could abdjuct you...

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