Here I am on the final day of my three-day layover in Santa Fe and I can say it has rejuvenated me for the rest of the trip. I spent the first night in a RV park just outside the city and the last two days in a very nice hotel a walk away from the famous town square. My µRV appreciates it too as it hasn’t moved for a couple of days now as I walk everywhere here. In the last two days I have logged 5 miles. 🥴
I was in Santa Fe about six years ago, but wanted to see it one more time. Since I have already seen much of the sites, I decided to concentrate on the people on this trip. This is a very diverse population. I would dare say that except for the tourists white folks are a distinct minority here. But, sadly, it also appears to have a significant homeless population. I love the people. They always have a hello. I also love the architecture, it is so different from what I am familiar with.
But, one thing for sure is that it is expensive here. You can’t get a meal in the old town area for less than $20 here. Margaritas go for $12-15 a pop. I had one in the hotel dining room last night. The area is filled with shops and galleries that cater to the affluent.
Changing gears now. Tomorrow, I will be on the road again headed for Arizona for a week or so, and then it will be on the road toward home. I have decided to cancel a few stops as I know my endurance will wane as the next week progresses.
I spent a good part of today planning the next week. Yeah, I know I said I would freestyle, but I have pretty much failed at that. I am just a planner at heart. It is what I do, and I think I am pretty good at it. I intended to go through Monument Valley, but I found out that you needed to reserve a tour spot at least a week ahead, and I don’t want to put my camper through that.
But, thanks to my friend Bob Lowery, I have several other sights to see in the coming week. I will tell you about those after they have happened. I am also very much looking forward to finally meeting Bob face-to-face. He has been a virtual buddy for over ten years now. It’s about time he learned just how ornery I am in person. 😎 Let’s close off this post with some more pictures of this beautiful city.