State: New Mexico
Where we stayed: Los Suenos de Santa Fe Rv Park
The weather looked clear for a few days so we decided to head north to Santa Fe. We wanted to visit Taos also, but unfortunately it was too chilly. It was fun to see the pueblo style architecture in Santa Fe - nearly all the buildings had flat rooves with rounded edges, were earth toned and felt a little more authentic than that Barvarian town we visited in October. Instead of colorful Christmas lights, most of the buildings had quaint looking luminarias sitting along the rooflines (think brown paper lunchbags with a white light inside).
I didn't find the capitol city to be particularily kid-friendly, but we did have a nice day walking about town. We checked out some sculptures along Canyon Road which is known for having a concentration of art galleries.
New Mexico State Capitol building
We also made a stop at the New Mexico State Capitol. Being that the government is for the people, much of the capitol is open to the public. To entice people to come in, the halls have been turned in to a gallery, showcasing local artwork.
Perfect holiday decorations growing next to the sidewalk.
Harrell House Bug Museum and Science Shop
And this was probably the kids' favorite place in Santa Fe. We found a little science store in a shopping center. The front part of the store sells bug related items (jewelery, toys, etc) and behind the swinging shutters is the bug museum part of the store.
The owner was mighty proud of his bug collection.
Kakawa Chocolate House
One other thing Kaylie and Emmett especially liked was sampling the chocolate elixirs at Kakawa Chocolate House. Matt looks a bit like he went through Kaylie's Disguise School.
Looks a bit like a shrimp dipped in chocolate, but this is Santa Fe...that wouldn't make sence. Of course it's a chilli dipped in chocolate.
Doh! My lens broke! Auto focus stopped working, so I had to figure out a way to get it fixed. Ended up mailing it from Albuquerque to a repair shop in Tucson... expecting it back in the mail to our campsite in Austin, TX today!
Santa Fe had some pretty awesome sunsets. These photos were from one night... the sky just get getting better and better!
I'll be sharing our travel plans, some reviews, cooking ideas (because I know you are all jealous of my easy-bake oven), and ... oh who am I kidding?! I'll be lucky to get our photos posted!