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North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe July 30th 2016

Day 32 - Limon to Santa Fe Tony spent the morning at the repair shop while Anne and Michelle stayed at the motel. It was the bearing again and this time they had to do a bit more to repair it. Thanks to the quick work at the shop the repairs were done by early afternoon and after lunch we were on the road again. Our original plans were to go through Denver and work our way west and south from there. Since we lost most of the morning and the afternoon storms were approaching we decided to cut our loses and head home as directly as possible. Our most reasonable goal was Santa Fe. We headed out and thanks to Tony's great aiming skills we were able to outpace or squeeze between most of the ... read more
Tesla and Arby's
Humor on the Road
New Mexico

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe July 13th 2016

Santa Fe, New Mexico, 13 juillet On m'avait déjà dit le plus grand bien de la capitale du Nouveau-Mexique et je vous avoue être tombé immédiatement sous le charme. Santa Fe est une ville à part, un bijou soigneusement préservé des affres du modernisme. De prime abord, ce qui frappe est le style "adobe" de l'architecture de la ville, tout les bâtiments, anciens ou plus récents, respectant l'esthétique. Ville d'histoire, d'abord amérindienne puis surtout espagnole à partir de 1607 (un an avant Québec, la seconde ville américaine après St-Augustine en Floride, fondée en 1565), Santa Fe conserve jalousement ce patrimoine exceptionnel. La Plaza et la cathédrale San Francisco de Assisi occupent le centre historique de la ville et les petites rues des alentours sont absolument charmantes, avec leurs galeries d'art, leurs marchés et leurs restaurants. Ville ... read more
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico

We arrived in Santa Fe and it has really grown since I was last there. The growth has made it lose some of it's charm for me, but it is still a great place to visit. We enjoyed a trip down to the plaza to see the Loretta Chapel and had a great New Mexican buffet lunch at La Fonda. We used the free Santa Fe shuttle from the Railroad Yard as parking down toward the plaza is difficult. Enjoyed visiting with the first shuttle driver as he use to train race horses when I worked at the race track, so we reminisced. We drove up to Taos one day. The drive was beautiful and the mountains had lots of snow on them. Lunch was at Ranchos Plaza Grille which is located in an original part ... read more
Miracle Staircase
Inside Loretta Chapel
San Francisco de Asis Church in Taos

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe April 28th 2016

Today was mainly a slog along I40 to meet Rob. In fact all but the last 60 miles were on I40. The first 300 miles or so were flat and barren even at this time of the year. Occasional wind gusts up to 20 miles and hour kept me on my toes, well gripping the handlebars at least. Not much use of cruise control and one handed riding. I was amazed at the wind farms as I crossed from Oklahoma into Texas. Having always associated Texas with oil it seemed ironic to me - donkey wells replaced by windmills. 9% of power in Texas comes from wind - more than any other state - go Texas! The highlight was a visit to Russell's Car Museum at exit 369 of I40 in New Mexico. Excellent Ruben sandwich ... read more
Russell's Car Museum New Mexico
Route 66 at Newkirk

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe April 10th 2016

Up around 7.45am and downstairs for our final Marriott Hotel supplied buffet breakfast of this trip. A mix of scramble eggs on muffins, as well as a blueberry muffin and OJ will get me going whilst Kerry just had some cereal. Check out was a breeze and thankfully the luggage all fits in the Chrysler 200 as we did not get a chance to check it out last night. The car is a lot different to drive than the Toyota Camry which travelled 2,977 kilometres from where we started this road trip in Houston 14 days ago ! We finally got away on the road around 9.20am and headed straight out on I40 West towards New Mexico. The landscape was so flat it was amazing. You could look either left or right (although I was mostly ... read more
The famous Blue Hole at Santa Rosa
On our way to Santa Fe. Mountains ahead
We are gaining altitude evdenced by snow on the peaks

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe January 23rd 2016

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Within the span of one day of driving we went from the heat of El Paso to the cool temperatures of Albuquerque, New Mexico. On this road trip we've seen a large spectrum of weather types, so why does a bout of cold temperatures matter? Well Deb B (the female half of the Killer B's) surprised her hubbie on his birthday with a trip to New Mexico to join us on our road trip for a couple of weeks. So again, why are the cooler temps a potential problem? First of all we think that the Killer B's are expecting to escape a Canadian winter for at least a short period of time- but the temperatures in Toronto have actually been higher than those of Albuquerque so far this year. And secondly, since Dave ... read more
There Is A Town Named Truth Or Consequences
The Road To Albuquerque
The Road To Albuquerque

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe October 15th 2015

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Before we left Albuquerque, we stopped at the Museum of Natural History and Science. It had a lot of info about the history of New Mexico. After that we drove over to Santa Fe. We checked into our B&B and headed over to the old part of town. We had some lunch and then toured the San Miguel Mission Church. It is considered the oldest active church in the nation. After that we visited the oldest adobe house in Santa Fe. It was originally constructed in 1200 AD. It has been added onto and reconstructed several times. But there are several parts of it that are original. We then visited the Loretto Chapel. It has a really neat staircase that goes up to the choir loft. The staircase looks like it is floating in ... read more
Part of the pueblo.
Outdoor ovens for baking breads.
More pueblo.

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe September 18th 2015

I talked Les into staying at camp yesterday, so today I got up and accompanied him on a road trip. We took the "Turquoise Hwy" from ABQ to Santa Fe. It is supposed to be the 6th most scenic highway in he US. It was a nice drive, but neither of us were able to figure out how it got that designation. It is desert of prairie looking land with pretty mountains around it. It isn't much prettier than the Permain Basin would be with a ring of mountains around it. Of well, no one asked me to vote on that list. So I'll just hush for now. We walked around the square in old town Santa Fe and looked at the handmade goods being sold by Indians on the sidewalk on one side of the ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe September 18th 2015

Just wanted to add another pic taken today and the "Singing Hwy" video. I attached them to tonight's blog, but they didn't attach. Not sure why. Maybe I'm attaching too many pics at one time. Les just noticed that they have disabled the ability to add a video to the blog. So I'll have to save that video for the time that it is again enabled.... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe September 9th 2015

Wednesday we had to be at the boat yard by noon then the owner called and said 11:45. We were slow to leave camp but had time to run to the plaza to view the Loretto Chapel. This is no longer an active church but it's history is amazing. The staircase is the big attraction. The church was also very pretty and beautiful stained glass - love this. $3 entry free for all day. Walked back to the car - these bronze pieces were at a gallery and so pretty. Found our way into the park from yesterday for a quick sandwich. Off to river rafting. Signed our lives away on the waiver then loaded up. Our guide was Joe and safety person Katy. I think the waiver is more for the drive up and ... read more
Art Gallery in Plaza
David & Joe
Loretto Chapel

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