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Bandelier Waterfall Hike

Bandelier Waterfall Hike

It's spring and that means the record snow fall is melting. A wet spring and the melting snow means the rivers and creek are raging. A perfect time to hike the Bandelier National Monument Falls Trail. Sunday was a sunny day. Not too warm and not cool. In short, just...

An Evening at Coyote Cafe

An Evening at Coyote Cafe

The culinary scene is one of Santa Fe's most attractive features. Friday night we decided to go out and sample one of Santa Fe's best, Coyote Cafe. We chose to be seated at the counter were we had a clear view into the open kitchen. I believe this is the best seat in...

Final Ski Days of 2109

Final Ski Days of 2109

  Well, Ski Santa Fe's    closing day is April 14th. I did my final ski day  for the 2019 season on Monday, April 8, and slush was the word. Now, any day skiing is a good ski day, but slush is a sign that the ski season is coming to a close. It's time to put away...

Horsin’ Around

Horsin’ Around

 The Gala of the Royal Horses in the City Different. Horse lovers, admirers or just those looking for a great show, the Royal Horses met all expectations and more. Once again the City Different provides Quality entertainment. Don't just take a walking tour of the...

La Conquistadora

La Conquistadora

Our Lady of Conquering Love. This 30" statue of the Virgin Mary is Santa Fe's most sacred object.  She is the oldest status of the Virgin Mary in the USA. She has over 250 gowns which are all made and donated by the people of Santa Fe. She resides in the Cathedral...

Spring Cactus Flowers

Spring Cactus Flowers

  Many may think of claret cup as just another spiny desert plant. When not in bloom, this evergreen is somewhat unremarkable, but in the spring, it transforms itself into a showstopper when dozens of deep scarlet red blooms cover the stems. As one may guess, the...

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

First-time visitors to Santa Fe may find themselves alternatively delighted and puzzled by the strands of red chile pepper pods seen hanging around the city. These strings of fruit (yes, fruit!) are called ristras, and they have become synonymous with Southwest...

Art, Art, Everywhere Art!

Art, Art, Everywhere Art!

  In addition to its signature architecture, downtown Santa Fe is rich with artwork within sight of the most casual pedestrian observer. From statues of historic figures, such as Archbishop John Baptiste Lamy and St. Kateri Tekakwitha (the first Indian of North...

The Rosary Tree

The Rosary Tree

Among Santa Fe’s many distinctive destinations is The Loretto Chapel and its miraculous and mysterious spiral staircase. Outside this beautiful 19th century chapel stands The Rosary Tree, so-named because visitors from around the world have stopped here to adorn the...

Rockin’ Robins

Rockin’ Robins

Few would say that Santa Fe is “for the birds” but if birds could talk, more than a few would say they were “for “Santa Fe. The city is a great place for birds and birdwatchers! With the advent of spring, American Robins can be seen in large numbers, cavorting in...