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Published: October 29th 2017
blog 10-28-17 Santa Fe day 1
29 degrees, that was the temperature outside this morning. Ginnie's new heater worked really well and she was toasty warm in her bedroom. Alfy sleeps on the floor and there it was still chilly so we have to figure out a solution to his freezing. He has blankets that Ginnie covers him with at night but he gets up several times to just walk around, goes back to bed and is cold. So he gives a little bark to be covered up. Sometimes I hear him but most of the time Ginnie does so she has to get up and cover him again. This goes on all night so when we leave here we are going south then east, hopefully it will be warmer.
We left for Santa Fe about 10:30 and went to the Railyard to the farmer's market. Finding a parking place was an issue and FiNALLY we saw a lady leaving and we took her spot. It was meter parking and the meter took a credit card so we were set. We just needed to walk about a 1/2 block to get to the market and we found the place
buzzing. Each vender had a cover set up and were selling baked goods, apples and cider, spices some in plant form, peppers of varring heat, sheep wool, fresh chicken, rabbit, honey,cheese, soaps, candles and almost anything you can imagine. It was fun walking around getting amerced in the crowd and enjoying the strange things that were being sold. Pictures
There were people entertaining hoping for tips, from guitar players, a duo with guitar and harmonica, and a man on the piano with wheels so he could get the piano to this far out location.
About an hour later we had our bag full and headed for the car, we had another destination in mind , the Plaza. Again we had to find a parking place and after touring the city we settled on the church parking lot for $5.00 for 4 hrs. It wasn't a bad place just about 2 blocks from the plaza and as we walked we passed a church, The Basilica of St Francis of Assisi. It was a beautiful church and about to hold a children's choir concert in about 15 min. So we went inside, paid our respects, took a picture or 2
Just another 1/2 block away was the Plaza where the Native Americans sit on the covered porch and sell their wares, mostly jewelry. There was so much to choose from and all beautifully crafted I found it hard to decide what piece of jewelry I wanted. Finally the decision was made and we turned the corner to find a local lunch spot. We sat outside and ate in the beautiful sunshine even though the temperatures were still cool. Right next door was a T shirt store so we shopped there too.
Then we headed home with the help of google maps and played with the dogs for the rest of the afternoon. That involved a trip to the dog park which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Watson and Alfy played with a ball that I threw and Linus was content to watch. Watson seems fully healed.
Back at the camper we sat outside til it was too cold then went in for dinner. I took some sunset pictures then came in and had left-overs for dinner.
We didn't get to go on the tram tour today so hopefully tomorrow we will make it. We
now know where the trams leave from and the times so we'll be sure to be there, providing we can find a parking place.
Ginnie's take: She really likes the adobe buildings but wishes it was warmer.
Happy Birthday Ed.....
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