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Travel Blogs from Santa Fe
Had breakfast at our Navajo-themed motel. They don't believe in continental breakfasts. They do it the old fashioned way. You go in the restaurant, order what you want and pay for it.
Got to Santa Fe late morning and spent rest of day in the historic area. Lot of tourists (they tend to be a pain for travelers like us). Spanish arrived in …
We soon decided that the 200 miles a day idea was way off when we hit the dust bowl in the Texas Panhandle and Eastern New Mexico. The Old Route ran parallel to I-40 (I-44 connects to I-40 in Oklahoma City) as a Frontage Road so we only got off the Interstate a few times. The Speed limit was 75 all the way across Texas and I let the Pony loose …
... Rio Grande River - one of a number that dot the edge of the river but this one has good views of the stream - GPS 36°17'49.4"N 105°46'24.7"W.
Next day we followed the river south to Santa Fe - the oldest capital in the USA founded in about 1610 - with the oldest building in the USA - the Palace of the Governors. The cathedral was built around the same time. The town was also the start Santa Fe Trail (as well as the end of the OST), which once brought goods ...
... grouping of radio telescopes. We had heard about this on Kitt Peak, AZ on our visit with Ilene early in our trip. Unfortunately, it is 50 miles west of Socorro. That's why all this
stuff is in New Mexico - PLENTY of wide open space! Then, on the Santa Fe. Couldn't check in to our EXCELLENT hotel (see review above), so walked into downtown. The Plaza was really busy (Saturday afternoon), ...
... to show this amazing canyon to the boys. In addition to being so beautiful, it has a very dense concentration of Anasazi ruins and rock art. The Anasazi left the area around 1300, and though early treasure hunters and archeologists plundered what was left behind, there are still many largely intact examples of dwellings, granaries and ceremonial kivas. Shards of pottery, miniature maize cobs and sharpened pieces ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services