Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico

 

Entrance to Bandelier

Entrance to Bandelier

Continuing from my previous blog post of our weekend trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, we awoke Sunday morning to a bright sky with high clouds which muted everything a bit. After breakfast we packed up the car and headed to Bandelier National Monument. It didn’t seem like a very long drive, maybe 45 minutes or so from our bed and breakfast in Santa Fe.  Continue reading

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Weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico

I coached soccer for about 14 years, entering my teams in many soccer tournaments. There is, or at least was, an annual tournament in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Driving Interstate 25 we always passed by Santa Fe and always thought, one day we need to make time to stop there for the day. Well, the boys got older, too old for club soccer, and we stopped making that drive each year. Lisa’s birthday passed by a week ago and it seemed like a good time to finally make the trip, so this last weekend we made arrangements for a bed and breakfast, researched some of the things to do and headed down there on a Friday afternoon.

We’ve never stayed at a B-n-B prior to this trip and were a little curious how it would work out. What a difference from the hotel-type stay. The B-n-B, Adobe Abode , was in a quiet neighborhood, included parking and was only blocks away from the main sites in the plaza area. Our room, called Cabin in the Woods, was a modest bedroom and included a bathroom. We had a common eating area where the 6 guests ate a breakfast prepared by our host Nellie-Joy and there was a common living room area where we could sit and relax.

St. Francis Cathedral at night

St. Francis Cathedral at night

After our arrival on Friday night we walked four blocks over to the plaza area to look around and find some dinner. There were plenty of people walking around and the restaurants seemed   Continue reading