Sunday, April 1, 2012

Santa Fe

We have been to Santa Fe and just love it Santa Fe is an ancient city 7,000 feet high and set in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is the oldest capital in the United States, established in 1610.  The historical Plaza area is the place to visit, filled with art galleries, museums and many great restaurants as well as great shopping. We stayed, this time, at Santa Fe Skies RV Resort, which is just outside of town and sits up on a hill with nice views. It is a private park and so sites are close together but most still have nice views. We spent our first few days, doing laundry, a lot of laundry, as it had been awhile and getting our Trader Joe fix and of course, trip to Walmart

 The campground has some antique farm equipment, which is right in front of our side.

     We also went out to lunch the first couple of days. Once at La  Casa Sena, which is right across from the Plaza in the historic district. Very good food and a very enjoyable time, sitting outside on a pet friendly patio, which made Savannah happy as she didn't have to stay home.

                                                                     Another day, we went to Harry's Roadhouse, right outside of town. It was on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives and is excellent. We went there last time we were here and Joe, who is always on a quest to find the best meatloaf sandwich, really loves theirs. And it is turkey, not beef. I think part of the success of their meatloaf is something I read on a blog that mentioned using dark turkey meat instead of white meat, which can be dry and tasteless. Interesting and something I want to try on my own next time I make meatloaf.  We ate out on their back patio, that looks out on a small garden in the back. Picture below from their site as the battery in my camera was low. Oops

Well, we spent a whole week in Santa Fe However, unfortunately only a few days into the week, first Joe got sick and then I caught what he had. Some type of virus, I guess with a bad cough and just not feeling great. Fortunately, in our previous trips, we did a lot, including visits to a number of their great museums, including Georgia O'Keeffe's.   We also visited Ghost Ranch, where she lived for many years and where she created a lot of great art work painting the beautiful landscape in the area. Monday we are headed just down the road to Cochiti Lake, which we had checked out earlier in the week. It is only about 45 minutes from downtown Santa Fe and so we may still get a chance to spend a little more time in the city.                                                                                           


  1. I'm pretty new to your blog. We just started our adventure of full-time RV'ing and we are in Albuquerque right now. We lived in Austin, TX and still have family there. We just arrived in NM yesterday and I'm so glad you mentioned Trader Joe's as this is one place I want to shop at! And there's one not far from where we are parked! Thank you! You can read about our adventure so far at

    1. We were just in Albuquerque on Monday. I love Trader Joes's. The only ones in NM are in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. When we first started our full time adventure, we went through a number of states with no TJ's and my husband thought I would get down and kiss the ground when we finally ran across one. I look forward to reading your blog. We hope to get to Austin later this year, if possible. Looks like a great place to visit.