Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vest In The West - Part 1

We drove into Santa Fe Monday night and have spent two amazing days exploring the city and it's incredible surroundings so rich in history and culture.  Santa Fe is celebrating it's 400th year this year and if folks have been hanging out here since 1610 then by golly it's worth more than a passing visit.  If I could, I would have stayed a week.  There is so much to see and so much to show you of our trip, I  have had to divide it into two posts.  I hope you don't mind.
We spent the first day wandering in the Plaza at the center of the old part of town which is graced with ancient adobe dwellings and the beautiful St. Francis Basilica, built in the 1600's and rebuilt in the 1800's.













We strolled down the row of Navajo vendors selling their gorgeous handmade turqoise jewelry and woven rugs.
The next day we headed north of town to visit Bandalier National Monument, a pueblo inhabited by the ancestors of the Navajo from the 1100's to the 1500's.  The girls had a fabulous time running along the trails and exploring the caves.
A friendly beetle stopped by to say hello but the girls did NOT want to become acquainted.
Stopping for a rest and a chat with fellow travelors.     
Abby being Abby
The girls made a friend on the trail and instantly fatigue was forgotten for the thrill of foot races.
Tomorrow, our visit to Ghost Ranch and of course, the vest.

Rick as we were passing some cattle lying down in a field: "Look! Ground beef."

3 comments:

  1. Love ur pics, I wish we would of had the time to stop at these places on our journey.

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  2. Marta Zelada FewellApril 22, 2010 at 9:29 PM

    I hope that you are going to write a book capturing your adventures over the last few years. Your descriptions of your experiences in Los Angeles and of your journey to your new home are very engaging and would make a great book.

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  3. Love the latest installment! Enjoy!

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