Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Way To Santa Fe


Yeah, I know that is supposed to be San Jose but we are going with that! Sorry about these crappy pics but me and this laptop and Blogger are about to go 'round and 'round, so I'm going to quit before I kill something. I don't know why this thing is being such a butt. Anyway, I had a few more pics of Santa Fe but maybe when I get home I can post those. This was a parking deck! I just thought that was so cool. We never build parking decks that look this nice.
Santa Fe was very nice but also very expensive and exclusive. We spent one day and night there before moving onto Taos, which we enjoyed much, much more.

The was part of the Rio Grande on the way to Taos. The high attitude in Santa Fe was also taking it's toll on me. Well, both of us I guess but I felt especially bad. I had to sit down several times during the day just from walking around. I felt like I couldn't catch my breath. It was very odd and somewhat disconcerting.

Taos was very nice, the weather was beautiful again and the people were very nice. We said we would like to go back there and stay for a week or more. It was a much more relaxed place and not nearly as crowded, even with a art fair going on. But there was still loads to see and do.

This was one of the many side streets with shops and restaurants. We ate at a place near the end of this street. Very good food too.
We stayed a day and night here also and then drove out through Kit Carson National Forest. That is a beautiful area. I have pics of it too and will try to get those up if Blogger will cooperate. We are in Gallup right now, about to head to Flagstaff, AZ I believe. Just one note, if you are ever in this area, don't stay at the Roadrunner Hotel. We thought we were going to pull a smooth one by staying at a small, mom and pop place, just to sleep basically. Save some of his points for Flagstaff and later. Eeeeeeh. So far we have not heard any gunshots but the trains running all night long were interesting! well, got to go! The Grand Canyon awaits!

7 comments:

HermitJim said...

And so...the adventure continues! Doing pretty good with the updates and the pictures!

I'm sure glad you two are having such a great time!

Sissy said...

Those adobe style buildings are gorgeous. You got me excited. Bring home a million pictures for us.
I see you all are having a wonderful time. Eh? Keep on having it.

edifice rex said...

Hey Jim! thanks! it has been a very interesting trip so far.

Hey Sissy! yeah, I like the architecture here also. And don't worry, I have never taken so many pics I don't think! We'll have plenty to share.

Pablo said...

I know that very side street in Taos. I was there last month.

I agree with you that Taos is nicer than Santa Fe. Everyone ought to go to Santa Fe once, but Taos is the place to linger.

edifice rex said...

Hey Pablo! yep, you are exactly right about that. I would like to linger in Taos for a while.

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures, reminds me of my trip there with my sister, she kept singing do you know the way to Santa Fe...
drink lots of water and take tylenol for the altitude sickness and yes, sit down and rest...
and don't stay @ the holiday inn in Taos...

edifice rex said...

Hey Anon! ha! that's funny! yes, I learned the water and tylenol trick; it has helped some.