Albuquerque Day 2: Santa Fe Adventure Day

Nick wanted to see the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and I wanted to see the Miraculous Staircase, so we took an early train to Santa Fe with hopes of seeing those and more. While we made it to both sites, we didn’t have time for much else. I’m bummed! Santa Fe is such a charming place with tons to see. I wish I had planned to stay there overnight. Damn.

We started at the museum. While I was familiar with O’Keeffe’s work, I didn’t know a whole lot about her. But seeing her art in the environment in which it was created, along with personal photos taken of her throughout her life, helped me to see her work with new eyes and appreciate it that much more.

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We stopped for lunch at the Blue Corn Cafe at the suggestion of our hotel shuttle driver. Nick, sticking to his goal of eating green chile every day here, had the green chile stew with, of course, a sopapilla with honey:

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Does seeing the little honey bear bottle on the table make anyone else happy?

It was Mom who suggested we visit the Loretto Chapel and I’m so glad we did! The Miraculous Staircase is truly amazing. We admired the marvel and the beauty of the chapel, took plenty of photos and lit candles for loved ones before heading back to the train.

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We dozed off a bit on the ride back and by the time we got back to our room after 5, we were DONE. Unmotivated to go out for dinner, we ordered room service and ate in our beds. Ahhhh.

Nick crashed for an hour but he’s now up refreshed and writing a final paper that’s due Monday. He’s gotta get it done so that he can get plenty of rest for flamenco bootcamp.

Meanwhile I’m trying to hurry through this post so that I can turn in early. I’m exhausted and haven’t slept more than five hours in days. Festival orientation & welcome reception are tomorrow. The real adventure is about to begin!

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