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North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe December 30th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Small note here: Have been busy or some other convenient excuse, but writing this at a much later date so some of the details are possibly forgotten.Lisa arrived in Albuquerque and spent her first night there at the Route 66 hostel and then took the Railrunner to Santa Fe. We met her and enjoyed lunch together and ran a few errands and then took her to the Santa Fe Hostel. Robert had been ill with the flu and we wanted to make sure he was no longer contagious before she came to stay with us.We came back to pick her up and went to Cowgirls for dinner and listen to music. Good time was had by all. The next day she checked out of the hostel and we began our adventure in earnest. Went ... read more
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North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe December 13th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Good news for the people that enjoy skiing, snow is coming down. Of course, because Santa Fe is used to snow, we were still able to get around to do what we wanted to do like enjoy our exercise class and yoga at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.We enjoyed walking through the snow to get to the Tea House and work on travel stories and looking at the Santa Fe river flowing through the ice and snow!... read more
Snow comes to Santa Fe
Snow comes to Santa Fe
Snow comes to Santa Fe

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe December 12th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937While in Santa Fe enjoyed the beautiful sunshine even though it was cold. Took the bus downtown to do volunteer work for WildEarth Guardians and just enjoyed walking around checking out the scene.Heard some nice music at Second Street Brewery and Cowgirls on different evenings and just generally enjoyed our time here in Santa Fe.... read more
//enjoying the Santa Fe scene
//enjoying the Santa Fe scene
//enjoying the Santa Fe scene

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe November 19th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937For pictures of the route through First People's lands between Santa Fe and Page please see post in last blog http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/malonetravels2/20/1417966106/tpod.html=========================This post is a segue from the Santa Fe fall fun series to this series of pictures and stories. We left Santa Fe one fine evening and traveled to Farmington, New Mexico. You pass through some of the First People's lands as you travel to Farmington and then the next day we traveled through more of them.A great deal of the time we were in the Navajo Nation and this is what the picture is in this story. One of the towns you pass through is Kayenta which has a Burger King with an excellent display of the Navajo Codetalkers of World War II. The last of the code talkers died recently so this ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe November 10th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937No class today so took full advantage of the beautiful sunshiny day to be outside. Had set up a massage and took the bus to the stop closest to shere we were going and then walked the rest of the way enjoying the beautiful weather.After the massage decided to head downtown to get something to eat. Walked another direction and caught the bus and got off near the Santa Fe river. Walked through the Capital complex enjoying the statues and trees changing color. We are just about to the end of the fall colors and were enjoying all that we saw.Had a nice meal outside at the Santa Fe Bite(formerly Bobcat Bite) near the Capital Complex. Beautiful day, colors and just all around enjoyable experience.... read more
Sunny Day in Central Santa Fe
Sunny Day in Central Santa Fe
Sunny Day in Central Santa Fe

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe November 9th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Another chance to get ourselves ready for the trip out to Lake Powell. This time we headed for Cochiti which is about 30 minutes south of Santa Fe. This is a great time to be out on the water at either Cochiti or Abiquiu because there are very few other people out on the water.We got on the water and cruised along the shoreline checking out the rock formations as we glided past. This time of year we also see bluebirds here quite often as well as a raptor or two hunting along the shore. The robins were out in full force flitting along the way.We had a special treat on this particular paddle. Robert all of a sudden says, "listen". It was the sandhill cranes heading down the river toward the Bosque de ... read more
Beautiful Cochiti
Beautiful Fall Day at Cochiti
Beautiful Cochiti

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe November 8th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937This is a great time of year to be in Santa Fe, the weather is still ok for being outside if you dress warmly, and the scenery is great! We have our month bus pass so we bus and walk to most places we go.Took the bus down to the Santa Fe Baking Company and had lunch and then walked through the neighborhoods to the CCA Cinematheque. It was a wonderful walk with plenty for us to check out as we walked along.Went to see Citizenfour, the story about Edward Snowden and his revelations. Was a very thought provoking film. From there we decided to have some fun. Our friend Robert Bruen was playing with a band at the original Second Street Brewery and we decided to go and watch them. Got there early, ... read more
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North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe November 6th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937We were not in Santa Fe when the WildEarth Guardians Gala happened but we were going to be in town when the Tree Huggers Bash happened in Albuquerque. We volunteered to come help with setting up and taking down and made plans to spend the night at our favorite place to stay in Albuquerque, the Route 66 Hostel.Decided to catch the later train so we could go to our exercise class and then eat before we hopped aboard! Great class, parked the car so we could catch the bus downtown and then to Zia Diner for a bite to eat. The train ride as always was very interesting and relaxing. Got to Albuquerque and found the bus stop and headed to the hostel. Transportation services in Abq have it where you can use your ... read more
NM Railrunner to Albuquerque
NM Railrunner to Albuquerque
NM Railrunner to Albuquerque

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe October 31st 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Now for some fun in Santa Fe. Halloween time and there is no Sixth street to go down to watch all the costumes and fun as there was in the past in Austin. Not that we have been there in many years.............Decided to go to Cowgirls because they were supposed to have a good band, no cover and surely lots of costumes. As is our usual practice, took the bus down to the Railyard District and walked over to Cowgirls. Were able to get a seat fairly quickly at the bar, ordered some food and drink and then settled back to watch all the goings on.There were many different costumes around, some very clever and others from the costume shop but it did seem that most people were having a very good time. Did ... read more
Halloween at Cowgirl's Santa Fe
Halloween at Cowgirl's Santa Fe
Halloween at Cowgirl's Santa Fe

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe October 14th 2014

Geo: 35.687, -105.938Another bonus for us living in Santa Fe is the Genoveva Chavez Community center and all the activities we can benefit from while we are here. There are several different yoga classes offered as well as our Stretch and Strengthen class we have been attending regularly for the past several years.These are the programs we benefit from but they also have the full weight room, inside track, stationary bikes, ice rink, olympic pool and many others activities we have not yet seen. When we got back this time they were installing solar panels over the parking area! Yeah! ... read more
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