Seven Days in Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico is one of our favorite places to visit in the Southwest. We stay in a private RV park south of the city. (Santa Fe Skies RV Park )It takes only 15 minutes to get to the plaza.

We got to stay in one one of our favorite sites
Our view

Santa Fe was established as a Spanish colony in 1610 and is the oldest state capital in USA. We keep coming back for the walk ability of the central plaza with its restaurants and art galleries. We’re also big fans of the Pueblo inspired architecture .

There is lots of outdoor art to enjoy as you wander the city

Santa Fe is a great restaurant town. With an indoor mask mandate in affect we visited two of our favorites.

Cafe Pasqual’s has great New Mexican cuisine
On the patio of Paper Dosa

Pat’s sister Carolyn and her husband Ed were visiting friends in Albuquerque. We drove down to meet them to tour the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens.

Carolyn and Pat
In the butterfly enclosure

Part of the appeal of staying at Santa Fe Skies is its proximity to routes that get you north or south of the city with ease. NM 14, known as the Turquoise Trail, takes you south to Cerrillos Hills State Park and Madrid. Interstate 25 takes you to Tent Rocks National Monument and Albuquerque. Route 599 bypasses the city to take you north to Los Alamos, Nambe Falls and Taos.

Cerrillos Hills State Park

We drove north of the city along the Rio Grande River to Taos. The County Line River Access gets you on the river. There are picnic tables, toilet facilities and a boat launch.

Also north of Santa Fe is Nambe Falls and Reservoir. We hiked the Falls Overlook Trail and then walked the creek to the bottom of the falls.

Nambe Falls
A walk in the woods leads you to the creek
Encountering water in the desert is a magical experience

Santa Fe Skies RV has a .75 mile path around the park. The owner collects vintage construction equipment which he displays along one section. He also creates metal sculptures which are installed along the way.

The path is a great place to watch the sun set.

Our week in Santa Fe ended far to quickly, I guess we’ll have to come back. While we’re sad to leave we’re looking forward to see what Arizona has in store for us.

11 thoughts on “Seven Days in Santa Fe”

  1. So happy you folks are truly enjoying your adventurous travels. Thanks for the posts.
    We also enjoyed the Market at the Plaza in Albuquerque and purchased some Santa Clara pottery there to remember our visit.


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