After we spent a few days relaxing at the NRA Whittington Center campground, we moved on to Santa Fe. Usually, we go a little further and stay in Albuquerque but since we had been there on our trip east in April, we decided to spend some time in Santa Fe. We have been there a number of times over the years. It is such an attractive town. No visit there is complete without lunch at the La Fonda Hotel on the Santa Fe Square. The food is always good and the portions are huge. John had the shredded beef enchiladas and I had chili rellenos. Both meals came with beans, salsa, pico de gallo and posole.
We walked along Canyon Road with its many art galleries. Not surprisingly, we weren't tempted to buy anything. Both the price tags--often $4,000 to $6,000--and the fact most items were contemporary art which we don't like, made it easy to resist making any purchases. In fact, we are at a stage in life that shopping--except for food or electronics--doesn't hold much interest for us.
We do enjoy the buildings and atmosphere of Santa Fe. That was one of the things that attracted us about our home in Arizona. Here are a number of photos of the doors in the old buildings on Canyon Road.
It's not just the doorways we like to look at. Windows are also interesting.
Although Santa Fe is a neat town, we decided our interests have changed. It is a destination for those who want to shop or go to the opera or eat Mexican food. We still like the food, but don't eat out often. And the shopping doesn't appeal any more. We will not be staying there again anytime soon.
We then headed to Gallup.