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The Santa Fe Plaza National Historic Landmark

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  • Day15

    Sante Fe

    August 4, 2016 in the United States

    This New Mexico city is known for a vibrant arts scene, as historic and culturally important for Native Americans, Spanish settlers and rail enthusiasts. You may remember Jesse and his girlfriend visit the Georgia O'Keefe gallery on Breaking Bad, Albuquerque is about an hour south of here.

    4 hours on the coach from Durango. Unfortunately it was Joanne's turn for a hangover... someone had to christen the lavatory on the bus (wasn't the only one). Any other day we would have been all over the museums, galleries and historic places in Sante Fe.

    We did make it to the St Francis of Assisi Basilica and the the oldest church in the US which was a Spanish mission built in the 1600s. Evidence of Native American inhabitants dating back to the 1300s was also found on the site during restoration.

    Sante Fe also features oldest house in the US, many of the modern homes and buildings are designed in adobe style and they can only be coloured brown (30 official shades to choose from).

    We enjoyed street food in the plaza for lunch and the whole group went to Blue Corn Brewery for dinner and some more Mexican cuisine Mmm mmmm!

    We're a bit behind on blog entries as we haven't had any down time and the photos etc are across 3 devices. Yesterday we had some bad luck, Josh's memory card in his phone stopped working, hopefully we can retrieve the photos. Expect the dates on posts to jump around a bit. We have 4 hours on the coach today and 8 hours tomorrow to hopefully catch up!
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  • Day55

    Breaking Good

    July 9, 2016 in the United States

    We started the day with an early morning run around the lava field, as you do! Then we cruised on up to Albuquerque and finally started getting out of the
    Chihuahuan desert and into the hills. After the amazing petroglyphs in Texas we had high hopes for Petroglyph National Monument, but were pretty underwhelmed by the 400-700 year old graffiti (we are now petroglyph snobs!) - if you see the photos you will understand...

    The CRAZY driving and Friday night traffic put us off a quick stop off in Albuquerque and we overnight in another really nice public campground in the edge of town which even had its own casita. In the morning we decide to drive the looooong way round to Santa Fe but 15 minutes into the drive up into the massive mountains it said the pavement (aka the road to any 'normal' people) stopped, so we thought Elvis wouldn't thank us for that we bailed and ended up on the Interstate (which we have mostly avoided up to now).

    As we were in the middle of the Texan desert for our anniversary we decided to splash out in Santa Fe and have booked into a hotel (to be honest it cost us $30 as I cashed in loyalty points, but don't tell Jo)! We spent the day meandering through the beautiful old city of Santa Fe, with its amazing adobe buildings, buying lots of native Indian jewellery, and enjoying a few cold ones on a terrace overlooking the main square. Tonight we are having a posh meal out and a night on the town.
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  • Day40

    Santa Fe

    May 10, 2017 in the United States

    C'est en route pour Santa Fe, tout près du village de Las Vegas, que je me suis enlisée dans la boue. Je venais tout juste de décidé que ça ne valait pas la peine de payer pour le camping parce qu'il pleuvait à boire debout et qu'il n'y avait ni eau, ni douche. Tant qu'à rester au Wal-Mart! Mais bon, la vie a décidé autrement.

    En fin du compte les orages on cessé et la boue ses égoutté et le lendemain j'ai pu m'en sortir juste en donnant beaucoup, beaucoup de gaz sans arrêter jusqu'à la sortie. Je suis partie sans payer, shhhh!!! Les rangers n'avaient qu'à venir me voir dans mon champs!!!!

    Je me suis gâté un gros déjeuner à Santa Fe à la place, pour l'inconvénient et le stress ;) Santa Fe est vraiment une ville pas comme les autres. C'est un mélange de cultures; Amérindien, Espagnol, et Américain. Tous les édifices doivent être construit dans un des styles permis (ils se ressemblent tous pas mal). Il y a plein de boutiques de bijoux en turquoise, d'artisans et de galeries d'arts.

    Jusqu'à présent j'adore le Nouveau Mexique, les paysages passe d'un extrême à l'autre en peu de temps!
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