This is our fifth time visiting the Santa Fe area. Needless to say we love being here. Shelly’s sister and husband Rory joined us for our explorations.
Ellen and Rory stayed in town near the Plaza while we set the Tincan up about 25 minutes south of the city.
Santa Fe is a city with lots of history, charm and style. The city is located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mts at about 7000ft. The city core around the plaza is devoid of high rise buildings. Walking gives you easy access to world class museums and great restaurants.
Cafe Pasqual’s, one of our favorites.
The city has a great farmers market.
Fall in the market means chilies. There is nothing better then the smell of roasting peppers.
Downtown Santa Fe is loaded with art galleries and public art.
The Museum of International Folk Art is not to be missed. On display is a dizzying array of art.
This is a hand woven rug and is flat in-spite of what your eye tells you.
Rug shopping at Seret & Sons
The architecture in Santa Fe continues to enchant us. New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment after all.
We divided our time between town and country. Santa Fe is within easy striking distance of a a number of National Monuments. We explored Bandelier National Monument, Tsankawi and Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. More details and photos in our next post.