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Santa Fe River State Park

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  • Day14

    Santa Fe und drumherum

    September 27, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Wahnsinn wir haben schon über 2500 Meilen abgespult (ca. 4000km).

    Im ersten Abschnitt des Tages liefen wir ein Stück auf dem alten El Camino Trail. Dieser führt bis hinunter nach Mexiko Stadt.
    Ca 1450 Meilen lang.
    Wir begnügten uns mit einem Teilstück von 30 Meilen.

    Wieder am Auto setzten wir unsere Reise nach fort. Madrid stand auf dem Programm, bekannt aus dem Film " Born to be Wild" ein gemütliches kleines Städtle mit alten Häusern und Kneipen.

    Weiter ging es auf dem Turquise Scenic Trail in den Süden.
    Dort machten wir eine Wanderung im Cibola National Forest.

    Auf dem Rückweg erkundeten wir Santa Fe ein Bissle. Eine wunderschöne Stadt im Stil der alten Mexikaner.

    Von zuhause erfuhren wir das der VfB au gwonna hat, was will man mehr
    Wieder mal ein perfekter Tag😎
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    Harley Didi

    Madrid, Hammer, da wäre ich auch mal gerne gewesen 😀😀👍

    Markus Weber

    Richtig geiles Städtle. Da mit der Harley hin😍😍😍

  • Day13

    Santa Fe

    September 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Die Route 66 führte uns heute westlich nach New Mexiko. Auf der Strecke gab es wieder einiges zu sehen.

    Erster Stopp war die Cadillac Ranch direkt an der Route. Dort sind 10 Cadillacs im Boden eingegraben.

    Unterwegs ganz spontan an ein paar alten Autos angehalten und eine nette Unterhaltung mit dem Besitzer der Wagen gehabt.

    Das Route 66 Museum war natürlich ein Muss.

    Zum Abschluss noch eine Wanderung durch denn Pecos National Park.
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    Harley Didi

    Hammer Bild, wie sieht es mit deinen Speicherkarten aus? Bei Silvi wird es eng, obwohl sie schon eine als Reserve gekauft hat in Moab 🙈🙈

  • Day100

    Route 66: Eine gemütliche Fahrt

    September 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute geht es von Gallup nach Santa Fe, wo wir einen Pausentag einlegen. Wir starten zu einer recht humanen Zeit bei eher etwas kälterem Wetter mit bewölktem Himmel, etwas ganz neues für uns. Im Laufe der Fahrt klart der Himmel dann aber recht schnell auf und es geht wieder an die gewohnten 30°, sodass ich mich bei unserer Pause in Albuquerque dazu entscheid mal wieder ohne Jacke weiter zu fahren.
    Keine gute Idee. Ca. 20 Minuten nachdem wir weiter gefahren sind, türmen sich die Wolken auf und der Himmel wird schwarz. Plötzlich fängt das erste Gewitter seit dem Start unserer Reise vor 3 Monaten an. Es ist sogar unser erster Regen in den USA. Und das auf dem Motorrad, herrlich... Im Auto lässt es sich zwar aushalten, aber selbst hier sieht man wegen des Regens so gut wie nichts. Schnell fahren wir die nächste Abfahrt runter und suchen einen Unterschlupf. Leider ist weit und breit nichts zu finden. Wir stellen uns in eine Sackgasse neben dem Highway. Mal wieder haben wir Glück im Unglück und eine ältere Dame hält mit ihrem Camper an derselben Stelle. Sie bittet uns zu sich in den Camper, wo wir vor dem Regen geschützt sind und bietet uns Getränke an. Nach ca. 10 Minuten klart der Himmel wieder auf, wir verabschieden uns von der netten Dame, lassen ihr noch Bier als Dankeschön da und schwingen uns wieder auf die Bikes. Nach 20 Minuten kommen wir durchgefroren und nass bis auf die Knochen am Hotel in Santa Fe an und gönnen uns eine heiße Dusche und ein leckeres Essen beim Mexikaner.
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  • Day31

    Day Trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico

    May 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Santa Fe is only 40 min away from where we are staying. We had the choice of taking the train or driving to the little town. After doing a bit of research, we choose the car as the different areas of Santa Fe looked hard to get to one another without a car.

    Santa Fe is probably a lovely little town to explore when you don't have kids. It's full of art gallery's and museums and unfortunately nothing we wanted to try and conquer. Our first stop was the railway park which had a playground with slides and ropes.

    While there we met a lady with her 2 young kids. She was from Czech Republic and her husband is American and set up his Dr practice there in Oct. She said that there is very little for kids in Santa Fe. She home schools her eldest, who is 5.5 and talks as much as Brandon. She said they go to the library and the children's museum, but it's not so great. She was good to talk to, but we felt a bit underwhelmed with Santa Fe.

    We drove down Canyon Rd, the arts district, and wanted to get out , but there was no parking to be found, and the street didn't have sidewalks and wouldn't be safe with 2 kids to have a Sunday stroll.

    We continued our car ride to downtown or the old town and found parking for an hour. We saw the plaza, and the little tables locals set up to sell their handmade jewellery and items.

    There was a community arts center which had statues outside for the kids to touch. We tried to go into a shop /gallery but it was stressful for them to just look and not touch or bump into anything, plus the shop staff were not that friendly.

    Old town has a distinct look with most buildings square and pueblos style with the sand/brown colour. Old town has to look like it did and therefore finding a public toilet for a 5 year old is impossible and there are no trees anywhere either. We became patrons at a cafe, for the toilet and a coffee. The shop assistant told is about Meow Wolf, which became our next stop.

    Meow Wolf, is a art installation which was collaborated by over 200 artists, established in 2008. This permanent installation was launched in 2016 and had support from George RR Martin.

    Meow Wolf creates immersive, interactive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of story and exploration.  House of Eternal Return, where guests discover a multidimensional mystery house with secret passages, portals to magical worlds, climbing apparatus, and surreal, maximalist & mesmerizing art exhibits along with a children’s learning center, top ten in the U.S. music venue and cafe area.

    The house/maze was never ending and we all had a great time. There is a storyline and clues to follow but that was impossible to do as Brandon and Inara kept moving to another secret room or something new to see or experience. It was very easy to loose one another but also to miss a room as there was another one to see instead.

    On the drive back, Elisa drove while the other 3 had much needed naps after an exhilarating few hours. Josh and the kids has a short play in the pool, scootered around while dinner was being made and then off to Kactus brewing company, which is attached to the KOA.
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    Carla Villar

    This looks cool !!

    Vicki Weinert

    What an experience for the kids. I’m sure they will always remember this trip. You have found so many wonderful kid friendly places to visit. They won’t want to return home

    Jude Latta

    So much to ser and do. Its exhausting!!!

    Barbara Stout

    I never knew of that place in SF. It sounds really fascinating. Glad you found something for the kids!

  • Day16

    Relaxing & Exploring Santa Fe

    November 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    After our super long day yesterday we didn't feel like doing much. So we mostly hung around the hotel room and worked, though we did have a couple of hours out to look around Santa Fe. It's got some really interesting frontier-style architecture, a mix of adobe and native styles. Quite cool! Also the highest state capital in the USA.Read more

    Trish Forrester

    I like the 'rounded' architecture over hard angles

    Trish Forrester

    Highest in altitude?

    Joel Baldwin

    Yes, though it may also be the "highest" in other ways as well

  • Day73

    Day 73 - Winter Is Here

    November 19, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 5 °C

    What felt chilly last night was positively cold this morning. With a fresh start to the day we ensured we didn't miss a hot breakfast at the hotel.

    We layered up on clothing and made our way to downtown. We crossed railway tracks on the way in and came across an art market. It was a Saturday and the small market was bustling with what looked like a mix of locals and tourists. Further down the track there was another small market, this time selling local food produce. We grabbed a coffee to stay warm and continued to walk.

    Downtown has the familiar Spanish feel of a town plaza and roads spiralling out from there. The unique adobe architecture, that is a building requirement in Santa Fe, is warm in colour and smooth in nature. Without a right angle in sight, I was reminded of the Gaudi buildings in Barcelona. We snaked in and out of the shops in the area and decided on getting lunch at a cafe. Alice had mac n cheese and I had a chicken burger, both were warmly received. Now that we were full, we embarked on discovering a bit of history.

    The New Mexico History Museum has a few floors covering the history of the state as well as temporary exhibitions on varied topics such as cigar boxes. We were interested in the region and we were both impressed with the displays and information covered throughout. The Native American History of the region is covered with artefacts and personal accounts and the Spanish involvement in the area began around 1610, just three years after the Jamestown settlement began and ten before the Mayflower landed. The most important Spanish building in Santa Fe was the Palace of the Governors which was constructed in 1610. The building is still there and is the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States. As part of the admission to the museum we were also able to walk around the Palace which also had a number of displays and information boards. Back in the museum, other aspects of New Mexico's history were covered including information on the Manhattan Project and the numerous atomic tests that were carried out in the state. It is a revealing and proud museum that is highly recommended. We browsed the gift shops for both the museum and the Palace and then headed home.

    For dinner we went to a local Modern Japanese Restaurant. We both ordered the Teriyaki Chicken that was beautifully presented, although it was basically a grilled chicken breast on top of vegetables with the teriyaki sauce in a small cup next to the plate. That must be the modern twist. It was tasty nonetheless and also a generous serving. We then polished off the jasmine tea and headed home for the evening.

    Song of the Day:
    Beirut - Santa Fe
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  • Day74

    Day 74 - Canyon Road

    November 20, 2016 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Time to go highbrow and enjoy the finer things in Santa Fe.

    Art is available to view everywhere here and the city's reputation is well earnt. There is one road that typifies this tradition and that is Canyon Road. It was a quiet Sunday as we headed to this road, a short walk from our hotel. For art lovers and in particular those who appreciate statues of every style, this road is teeming with walk-in studios and you could spend hours just visiting a fraction of those. The weather was warmer than forecast although just right for strolling and taking photos. We soon came across a handy cafe called the Tea House where we had sandwiches and drinks. They had an impressive list of teas and lived up to their moniker. I was pleased to see flat white on the coffee list and went with that whereas Alice had the mint green tea.

    We then headed back down the street and to the local Wholefoods Store to get food for dinner. Our hotel had a cooker and we were determined to cook and not eat out again. Whilst walking back we passed a milkshake shack, Shake Foundation, and the much under-represented aspect of this blog, the shake bit, needed to be addressed. Alice ordered the chocolate mud shake and she says it was delicious and very thick. The straw however was barely up to the task. We're gonna need a wider straw!

    Dinner was a fish, chorizo and chickpea combo that was expertly cooked of course. We thought about going to the cinema but decided on a quiet night instead.

    Song of the Day:
    The Commodores - Easy (Like Sunday Morning)
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  • Day26

    Auf nach Santa Fe

    April 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Der Sturm ist heute Morgen wie „weggeblasen“ und die Sonne scheint von einem strahlend blauen Himmel. Es ist aber sehr frisch geworden. Um 6 Uhr waren nur 4°C. Die Temperatur steigt aber relativ schnell an, gegen 8 Uhr sind es schon 8°C.
    Die Fahrt ist recht interessant. Es geht an vielen Ranches vorbei, auf manchen werden Pekannüsse angebaut. Dann biegen wir auf den Hwy-3 ab. Plötzlich sieht man kaum noch Bäume und Sträucher und wir fahren durch eine vollkommen gelbe Prärie. Die schwarzen Rinder heben sich kontrastreich davon ab. Dann fahren wir auf den Hwy-258 in Richtung Norden. Die Landschaft wird wieder interessant und es kommen die ersten roten Steine in Sicht. Felsgruppen, Hügel und Berge in rot prägen nun die Landschaft. Im Nordosten sind weiße Gipfel zu sehen.
    Wir kommen in die Nähe von Santa Fe und die Bebauung ändert sich. Es sind immer mehr Häuser im Pueblostil zu sehen. Gegen 12 Uhr sind wir auf dem Campingplatz. Ich melde mich in der Rezeption und der nette ältere Herr versucht sich etwas deutsch mit mir zu unterhalten. Er sagt uns auch, wie wir am besten in Santa Fe parken.
    Nachdem wir unseren Stellplatz bezogen haben, setzen wir einen Waschtag an. Es werden zwei große Maschinen und anschließend waschen wir noch die Bettwäsche. Das bedeutet natürlich auch, das Ungetüm von Bettdecke wieder zu beziehen. Nachdem alles erledigt ist, sind wir ganz schön ko.
    Den Nachmittag verbringen wir mit Mails checken und beantworten. Eigentlich wollten wir morgen nach der Besichtigung von Santa Fe zum Juniper Campground fahren. Diesen Schlenker lassen wir aus, man kann eben nicht alles sehen. Dadurch sparen wir ca. 70 Meilen. Ich suche als Übernachtungsplatz für morgen den KOA nordöstlich von Albuquerque aus.
    Wir gehen bereits gegen halb neun schlafen, die vorhergehende Nacht mit dem Sturm fordert ihren Tribut.
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Santa Fe River State Park