Holy Guacamole!!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Irreverence not intended, but when I think of Santa Fe the phrase "Holy Guacamole" pops into my head. I had the pleasure of visiting Santa Fe in 1984 on an extended vacation in the western US. I loved Santa Fe then and I couldn't wait to get back this time.

The setting is spectacular, the predominance of adobe architecture is unique and the New Mexican cuisine is right up my alley. As a native Texan, I was raised on ample portions of salsa, guacamole and frijoles. When it comes to making a choice between Red or Green. No problem.....order Christmas.....Red and Green!

Did I mention the high desert climate? Our days were warm and pleasant and our nights a bit chilly ~ absolutely Perfecto! Springtime flowers love this weather. Lilacs drape over adobe walls, scenting the air while roses, poppies, and lupines flourish in secret gardens.

If a visit to Santa Fe has been on your travel wish list don't put it off any longer! Bring your spouse or your lover and stay near the Plaza. If the whole family wants to come along there's plenty to do with the kids. Or, ladies, perhaps you and your girlfriends might consider this lovely historic city for your next "chick trip". Between the museums, the cultural events, the dining and the shopping you're guaranteed a wonderful time.

Our visit coincided with Mothers Day so Mark and Vance graciously did our laundry while I toured the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Afterwards I wandered into the Museum of Fine Arts and enjoyed a concert by the local Youth Symphony featuring Mariachi Garibaldi. It doesn't take long at all to become deeply immersed in the warm cultural charm of Santa Fe.

Although we were all a bit reluctant to leave the "City Different", Mark surprised me with a departure route to southern Colorado that took us up into the varicolored cliffs near Ghost Ranch. This region inspired some of Georgia O'Keeffe's most famous landscapes. What a delightful journey.....I can think of no better way to bid farewell to Santa Fe and New Mexico...Land of Enchantment...

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