Santa Fe - a cool city, literally and figuratively

Trip Start Dec 22, 2007
Trip End Dec 31, 2007

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Friday, December 28, 2007

We woke up this morning to find a dusting of snow on our car and the temperature at cool 5 degrees not factoring in wind chill. It never got above 23 the entire day. I was told that's normal for this time of year.

We had continental breakfast at the hotel and went out to explore the shopping district.
Since we were in the southwest my shopping mission for the day was to find a pair of cowgirl boots. Our first stop was this boot store in the Plaza Mercado. They had the most amazing boots I had ever seen, they really were true works of art, hand crafted and custom made. Of course the ones that I loved were $1,400, but that was cheap compared to the $10,000 pair made out of alligator belly. I loved the idea of being a cowgirl but it wasn't worth $1,400 so I had to give up my dream of being a cowgirl and we moved on.

The downtown shopping district was a shoppers dream and had streets upon streets of shops, cafes, bars, and Native American street vendors selling jewlery. The shopping district is a must see and do if you are in the area. My big purchases for the day included jalapeno beer bread, jalapeno corn bread mix and a brown southwest jacket with a fox collar. Brent didn't buy anything except for lunch at the Blue Corn Cafe. It was almost as good as Tortilla Flats the night before. We had blue corn tacos and enchiladas with a hot green salsa verde sauce. Yummy! We could definitely get used to southwest cooking.

We ended our day with a quick trip to Whole Foods to stock up on some snacks for the road. We are leaving Santa Fe tomorrow and headed for Colorado Springs, Colorado about 4.5 hours to the north.
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