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Day 8 in Santa Fe

Free day no motor cycling

sunny 28 °C

We took the 1000 shuttle bus from the hotel into Santa Fe the State Capitol of New Mexico which is about 5 miles away. The city is a mixture of Indian, Mexican and Anglo American influences and the shops & restaurants reflect this. It has a unique atmosphere, it's quiet and relaxed, you feel at home. It does have its noisy times with traditional festivals. It has an elevation of 6500 feet (over twice the height of Snowdon) and 300 days of sunshine every year.

We walked around the city, the centre is small and compact. We had an enjoyable lunch at the La Fonda hotel in one of its many bistros after which we continued our sight seeing.

We visited the Loretto chapel which has an impressive winging staircase not held together by any nails and defies engineering principles. The builder remains unknown. Whilst there Sand lit a candle for her mum.

We continued onto the state capital building where we were very surprised about their lack of security. We freely wandered around and even went into the Senate room.

Then back to our hotel for more R&R.

It was hot and sunny for dost of the day but towards the end of the afternoon it became cloudy and the temperature dropped to the low 20's. The storm is due later tonight but that's what they said yesterday and it didn't happen. Blue skies and sunshine are due tomorrow.

Typical adobe buildings in Sant Fe

Typical adobe buildings in Sant Fe

Loretto chapel stairs that is not held together by nails, they defy engineering principles. The builder is unknown

Loretto chapel stairs that is not held together by nails, they defy engineering principles. The builder is unknown

Loretto Chapel, Sand lit a candle for her mum

Loretto Chapel, Sand lit a candle for her mum

Santa Fe State Capital Building

Santa Fe State Capital Building

Iconic Route 66 sign, Santa Fe

Iconic Route 66 sign, Santa Fe

Posted by RickAdderley 15:01 Archived in USA

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