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North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe October 11th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937From our balcony, we can look up on the mountains heading to the ski lift and see all the aspen mixed in with the conifers. We began to see them starting to change color and decided we needed to go and check them out.Got up early one morning and headed up to the ski basin. Since it was early, there was still mist rising off the road as we headed up and made the trees so magical looking!Because we were up there early, we were able to stop several times and take a look at the aspens in all their glory. Got to the top and got out and looked down over the city of Santa Fe and were once again reminded of one of the many reasons we are so happy we are ... read more
Picture Perfect Aspens on Hyde Park Road
Picture Perfect Aspens on Hyde Park Road
Picture Perfect Aspens on Hyde Park Road

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe October 6th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937One of the fun things we do while we are here in Santa Fe is volunteer with WildEarth Guardians. They have a wonderful office right on the Santa Fe river which makes for a very peaceful place to be. We generally take the bus downtown and walk over to the office.This time of year it is wonderful with all the changing leaves, blue sky and beautiful buildings. We often times bring our lunch with us and eat out in the wonderful courtyard. This time we have been helping with office work, getting mail outs ready for delivery and other things like that.The more fun volunteer work is when we go and take down fences or plant trees. Hopefully there will be some more opportunities for this in the future.... read more
Capitol Art Work
Capitol Art Work
Capitol Art Work

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

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Ah, nice to be back in Santa Fe where we can use our favorite "limo" service, the city bus. Because I was in my "boot" we drove the car to the bus terminal where we could catch the bus to various places around the city. We buy a senior month pass and really get a lot of use out of it. Other days we will just drive to our local bus stop but this day we went to the terminal because we wanted to cheer a friend off in the "Race for the Cure" that was happening at the park right next door.Cheers to all that were involved and then we walked over to the Health Van that was parked there and they did a brief health check, blood pressure, cholesterol, oxygen etc. Had ... read more
Katherine and the Walk for the Cure
Katherine and the Walk for the Cure
Katherine and the Walk for the Cure

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe April 11th 2014

We set off from the blue swallow motel about 9am after grabbing some coffee from the office and cinnamon muffins that nancy had made. We hit the road and for the next 100 miles drove through some of the best scenery we've seen on the trip. It was classic Route 66 country or what I imagined when I first started planning the trip. There were desert plains on the left and right dotted with green bushes and cacti. The sky was cloudy when we left but again turned blue with hot sun after an hour or so. We drove through Santa Rosa and followed the signs to the blue hole. It's something I'd read about before we left. It's basically a deep hole in the ground filled with water. When we drew up the facts read ... read more
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North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe February 13th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Made it back to Santa Fe and now have to regroup and get ready to head down to Texas to visit friends and family and get ready for our trip to Costa Rica.... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe January 29th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Back in Santa Fe enjoying the beautiful sunny days even though it is still quite cold. Went down to the Teahouse and Santa Fe Baking Company to enjoy the nice food and work on the travel stories. Took advantage of the bus to get around.We also enjoyed cooking some fine meals, part of which we froze to take on the road for quick meals. Also began the process of making sure we had everything from Santa Fe to take to Llano for our upcoming trips.... read more
Sunny Winters'  Day In Santa Fe
Sunny Winters'  Day In Santa Fe
Sunny Winters'  Day In Santa Fe

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe January 16th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Should we go or stay. Did Physical Therapy in the morning and then decided to go for it. Got loaded up and on the road. Made it to Gallup and stayed in a vintage motel, the Desert Sands Motel right on the "old route 66." It is also along the train track and there were trains running all night long but was no problem. ... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe January 13th 2014

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937It is always fun to explore Santa Fe by bicycle and be able to take in all the interesting architecture as you ride along. We do a great deal of volunteer work for WildEarth Guardians including delivering posters or flyers around the city.Laura's ankle slow healing and waiting for our "guest" bikes to be tuned up, this time we delivered posters for the Mountainfilm Tour by bus and foot. "Mountainfilm is dedicated to educating, inspiring and motivating audiences about issues that matter, cultures worth exploring, environments worth preserving, adventures worth pursuing and conversations worth sustaining." Thanks to the Santa Fe Bus system we were able to hop on and off the bus and make our way around the Railyard and Downtown area dropping off posters and enjoying the scenery as we went.... read more
Colores de Santa Fe
Colores de Santa FeColores de Santa Fe
Colores de Santa Fe

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe December 28th 2013

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Had a chance to go hear our friend Bob play again. Do enjoy his mandolin playing and of course his jokes as he goes along. Playing at a new venue, Duel which is a new brew pub in town and not in the Railyard and Canyon Road and Plaza area. Interesting place but still waiting on their permit to be able to serve wine.Nice evening.... read more

North America » United States » New Mexico » Santa Fe December 24th 2013

Geo: 35.6915, -105.937Chip announced in exercise class there was a Christmas Eve matinee at the Lensic. Decided to go enjoy some culture and rode the bus downtown. When we walked up to the ticket window to purchase tickets, a woman came up and said she had two tickets that were not going to be used and would we like them. Sure. Very enjoyable concert. Because it was a matinee, many people had brought children in hopes of introducing them to culture. Varying levels of success. Family next to us lasted about 30 minutes before having to exit.The most amazing part to us was the beginning music which had been written by an eleven year old and he and another young man performed the piece. Wow.After the concert we wandered through the plaza, watched a street musician ... read more
near the plaza in Santa Fe
at concert at the Lensic
Santa Fe concert and Christmas eve day




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