Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Santa Fe

Before heading to the 
Bear Chase Trail Run,
Running Man and I visited

for some Rand R, as well

good New Mexican Mexican cuisine.

Santa Fe is a very unique place.
There are hundreds of local art galleries,

multiple cultures
 to explore

and trinkets to try on.

The farmer's market was
full of all kinds of peppers
sweet and hot.

The architecture is
uniquely Santa Fe
from churches 

to every public building

and of course in the condo we
stayed in,
 which we found through VRBO.

There's so much to do in the area.
We've been here before so
this time we decided to explore the
Museum of International Folk Art.

The permanent display features
a "small" portion of 
Alexander and Susan Girard's
collection of over 100,000 pieces
 that they had collected for their 



 and beauty.
There really is too much to see in one visit.

This was Polish paper cutting
which looks like it was done with fabric and appliqued.

This mural was done with yarn

pressed into warmed beeswax.

We also visited and learned more about the Puye Cliff Dwellings 
home of the Pueblo Indians
from 900AD to 1580 AD.

The drive through this scenic part of the country 
is wide open and truly the Land of Enchantment.

Just one more thing,
if you happen to be a fan of the TV series Longmire,
you can find Walt's Sheriff's office

actually on the plaza in Las Vegas, NM
where some of the series is filmed.

Enjoy your travels wherever they take you.
 Until Next Time-


  1. Thank you for sharing your trip with us. It looks like a trip full of wonderful things to see and yummy food to eat. Those cliff house are amazing, did you get to up and into any of them?

  2. So pretty! Glad you and daddy had a nice trip

  3. So pretty! Glad you and daddy had a nice trip

  4. Haven't been to Santa Fe since I was a child. I would love to go back and see some of what you have shared.

  5. I love the drive to Santa Fe almost as much as Santa Fe. We were just talking about another trip down...thanks for sharing!

  6. Santa Fe looks so beautiful and truly unique!
    I've never been, but now I'd like to visit. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful and amazing pictures!

  7. New Mexico is very high on my list of places to visit that I haven't seen yet. Looks like you had a great trip! And plenty of inspiration at the folk museum, too. :D

  8. Oh My! I have to visit Sante Fe! wowser. What amazing sights. I love your condo and the minatures. I went to Mesa Verde in the 70s. I have to go back for a better look at your photos. Thanks for sharing your visit with us!

  9. Fabulous photos - wow! love the architectur, textiles and the colours of it all. Thanks for the wonderful tour Kyle.

  10. Love to know a little more about Santa Fé. Beautiful place and photos. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Thank you for sharing your time visiting the wonderful architecture, markets and food...the cliff dwellings are incredible as is your own cozy condo...

  12. Thanks for the pictures of your trip, almost as good as being there.

  13. I've never been to Santa Fe, but it looks wonderful! We keep saying that we will go someplace south in the winter, but have yet to do it because we can't decide where to go--this looks like a good place to start!

  14. We're huge fans of Longmire and were sad that it was cancelled - but someone recently told me you can watch a new season on Netflix? Might have to check into that. Fun to know where it is filmed - the new series Blood & Oil is filmed in Ogden very near me, and Everwood was filmed here too. Fun to see places I recognize in the shows. And we're fans of Santa Fe too - this is a great time of year to visit there - looks like you hit all the good spots.