When we left Albuquerque we back tracked a little bit and went to visit Santa Fe, NM. Having never been to this area before we only had Albuquerque to compare it to.
While Albuquerque is more splayed out, more traffic and more congestion. Santa Fe is, in my humble opinion, more laid back and free. More us.
Santa Fe sits at an elevation of 7000 feet. It’s the oldest and highest in elevation capital city in the US.
It’s air is pristine and they tout 320 days of sunshine. In fact, according to WebMD, Santa Fe is one of only 2 cities in the US that make the top 10 cleanest air list in all three categories.
We were there when the fall colors were just coming out.
Our Site At The Santa Fe Skies RV Resort
It was a lovely time with pot luck dinners and shopping.
Santa Fe has an Old Town area that, in my humble opinion, beats Albuquerque’s hands down. Shops, galleries, restaurants and artisans line the streets of Old Town. The plaza area in Old Town has been the center of the cities hub for over 400 years.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi In Santa Fe Plaza
We had a relaxing stroll through the town square, had lunch with our friends and did a little shopping.
We found this lady in the town square that was selling drawings and paintings that she had done. We found this one that reminded us of Angel. We miss that girl. The drawing that we found is scary close to what she looked like. And it was just there. It wasn’t commissioned by us. It was our Angel.
As if she was telling us that everything will be ok. She did that a lot.
Sculptures are found throughout Santa Fe. Galleries are everywhere. I don’t think you could walk ten feet without seeing another gallery. Santa Fe actually has an entire street, Canyon Road, full of galleries.
Their certainly is a free spirit here in Santa Fe. You can see that spirit in this harpist. Now there’s something you don’t see every day.
We had a lovely time in Santa Fe. We would have liked to stay longer however it was still balloon fiesta time. So their was no room for extensions.