I very much love major cities, but I would really like to live in Santa Fe for a while to get a chance to explore more of New Mexico. People who know me seem a little incredulous about this life goal, but how can you NOT want to know more about a place that looks like this?!
As you can see, I was really excited to get on down there- which means I got excited over hiking (not usually something I can say). There’s a first time for everything.
The path is pretty short (no longer than walking up a driveway really) but really, really steep. Unlike our other recent hike, we had a little fun with this one.
Once we got to the springs, we chilled out for a little bit. Driving can really take it out of you!
We’re staying at a kitschy motel called the Silver Saddle. I guess it was in a German Western, so it’s crawling with German tourists. I like it because each room is named after an old Western hero or movie star, and since I don’t know anything about that AT ALL, I learn something new each time I stay here. This time, we’re in the Roy Rogers room. Did you know his name is really Leonard Frank Sly? I also don’t think the restaurant has much to do with him.
I had an Agave Wine Margarita (seen here with a Sangria) to kick things off, and a Chile Relleno (if you’re not familiar with that, it’s a deep fried cheese stuffed pepper- yes, I can feel my arteries hardening as I type!) with red and green chile for my main course.
Sorry for so many snaps, but trust me, there were tons more that didn’t make the cut. It’s just so freakin’ gorgeous out here!
What a fabulous start to a weekend getaway! What are you up to this weekend?