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Low & Slow!

Low & Slow!

Lowrider season has begun in Santa Fe. What’s lowrider? They are incredible pieces of movable and functional art. These customized cars are individually painted with intricate and very colorful designs. They have created an entire sub category of painting called...

Canyon Road Historic Area

Canyon Road Historic Area

After walking on Canyon Road and taking in the art galleries walk down Garcia Street. Here you will encounter many of the charming old abobe houses that make up the Historic District. Stop and admire the unique walls, doors and windows. Stop in and have a coffee at...

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

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

  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

 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

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!

  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...