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Aug 4, 2006 - Santa Fe NM

We finally got all the things done that needed to be done in Phoenix (including a couple of doctor's appointments for Margaret, service for the truck and much restocking at Camping World!) and took off for Santa Fe. A 9 hour drive, about half of which was in the rain, and we arrived at the Santa Fe Skies RV Park south of Santa Fe. Lots of rain, which is welcome for Santa Fe, but complicated the process of hooking up the utilities when we got here. Also complicated the process of searching for Max (the outlaw kitten) who managed to push open...

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Jun 26, 2006 - Mon - Santa Fe, NM

(Leaving: Chinle, AZ - Destination: Santa Fe, NM - 329 miles) 05:13 AM Betty does a foot shake to wake us. We are up now but not fully awake. We finally get in the shower, get dressed and load the van. 06:13 AM Betty and Jo Ann are sitting in the van waiting on JD. This may be a record! 06:15 AM We check out and head out looking for some breakfast. We find a Burger King. 06:50 AM We arrive at Canyon de Chelly (pronounced 'canyon de shay') National Monument and stop at the Visitor Center. We are too early, they are not open yet. So, we set...

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JD's Vacation 2006

Jun 16, 2006 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Pita's Diary - Santa Fe, NM Well, I should have guessed! When Mom and Dad start putting things away and going in and out of the trailer there is a truck ride waiting for me. Some of the roads were rough, but it was the wind that really got Dad. He said it was like hanging on to a bucking bronco. Now I know what he means by White Knuckling it. We're not all that thrilled with the campground, even though they advertise themselves for being the most scenic in Santa Fe. It is suppose to be a pull-through site, but Dad says we are going to be...

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Jun 13, 2006 - Santa Fe & Los Alamos

Hi All, We left the El Paso June 12th and traveled on I-10 to Las Cruces, New Mexico. At Las Cruces we changed to I-25 which would take us up to Santa Fe, New Mexico. After visiting Juarez, Mexico, a city of over 2,000,000 residents, it seemed strange to be driving through a state that has only 1,807,000 residents. We passed through a lot of uninhabited open country. In late afternoon we arrived at the Santa Fe Skies RV Park and checked in for a couple of nights. The elevation at Sante Fe is 7000 feet above sea level so it was quite a bit...

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Mar 2, 2006 - Home Again, Home Again...

It's all over but the memories. Yes we're home in Santa Fe and have been since Feb 14 when we flew in to LA, then a flight to Albuquerque and a drive north to our house in the high, cold desert of Northern New Mexico. Are we glad to be home? Well 10 days after arriving here we drove up to Breckinridge, CO, a ski resort town between Denver and Vail for our daughter Zoe's wedding . It was great for us because all our kids (4 plus Zoe) came in for the nuptials, celebration and skiing. We are now ready to face the US economy and madness, look...

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Feb 28, 2006 - Leaving Colorado...into Santa Fe

Had a nice breakfast of oatmeal....JR had some recipe of corn and apples and brown sugar. Fueled up, found some milk and bread and were on our way down HWY 84 through the rollings mountains and ranches of Colorado. Stopped at a visitors center and at a wool shop where they were dyeing wool outside in big vats. Observed the beautiful woven rugs, which really make us appreciate the ones we own. Continued on through Georgia O 'Keefe country(Abique and Ghost Ranch) into Santa Fe. Had a lunch break at a Visitors Center and then found a...

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Jan 14, 2006 - Santa Fe y Taos

Visitamos el pueblo de Santa Fe con toda su carga de tradicion espanola e india, asi como la cultura del Oeste americano tan popular en las peliculas de Hollywood que junto con Taos es impresionante por su contenido y orientacion artistica. Sorprende saber que Santa Fe es la segunda ciudad de los EUA con mas ventas de articulos de arte, despues de Nueva York. Son mas de 300 galerias y estudios de arte en esta pintoresca ciudad. La cocina de esta region nos recuerda mucho la amalgama de influencias indias y europeas encontradas en la cocina...

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Los Romo de Viaje

Dec 18, 2005 - Taos to Santa Fe

Dec. 18 - Taos to Santa Fe, NM Visited the Taos Pueblo as we left Taos this morning. This is the oldest Pueblo settlement that was founded around 1000 AD. It is situated at the base of Taos Mountain and the Red River runs through the settlement. There is no electricity or running water and all the buildings are traditional Adobe style. Adobe is a mixture of dirt, straw and water. This is formed into bricks to build walls 1-3 feet thick. The same mixture is then used to smooth the outer surface. Originally, the only way into the buildings...

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Oct 24, 2005 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Being from New England, we tend to take a northeast-centric view of the country. To us, anything really, really old or really, really historic must be located in or around New England: The Pilgrims, those archetypal 'first Americans,' alighted the Mayflower in Massachusetts way back in 1620; the Boston Tea Party, a key catalyst for the American Revolution, took place in Massachusetts in 1773; Paul Revere's famous "one if by land, two if by sea" warning referred to lanterns in the Old North Church in Boston and forewarned the 1775 British...

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Sep 29, 2005 - Santa Fe, NM

I am going to stop checking Weather.com for the forecast. What they said would be a 30% possibility of scattered showers was actually a monsoon. I realize that New Mexico does not get monsoons, but today seemed pretty darn close. What a bummer...I was so excited to get here and be able to explore. I made it down the main road into town, although the ride was slow due to lots of standing water in the streets. I trudged around the historic area of Santa Fe with an umbrella and took refuge in various churches and stores when the rain got too...

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Jul 2, 2005 - Santa Fe House

We are now in our house in Santa Fe and we are unpacked and pretty much set up. What we love about Santa Fe so far--the weather (sunny every day with an occasional thunderstorm which rolls through and then the sun shines again); the skies (always changing, interesting cloud formations); the food (restaurants are numerous and the food is excellent from the sausage-in-a-tortilla carts on the streets to the Coyote Cafe and all the those in-between); the museums and galleries; all the music and cultural events which which are many especially...

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Apr 25, 2005 - Santa Fe, NM

Not to disappoint all of you who love this town, but Santa Fe - well, just isn't for us. While we loved our Casita, the food and the general friendliness/laid-back nature here, we really kept wondering if we missed something in our guidebook! It just didn't click. That said - we have a few items to report. We went to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum which was somewhat disappointing (small, no famous pieces) but nonetheless a highlight - followed up by a terrific lunch at a local place that our innkeeper recommended. While we appreciate...

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Michelle & Jenn

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