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Santa Fe, NM

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Overnight the temperature dropped and snow was in the forecast for Santa Fe. The day before, we were comfortable wearing a shirt while hiking Tent Rock and found ourselves bundled up wearing heavy jackets, hat and boots less than 24 hrs later. 90_20181031_131013.jpg
As soon as we drove over the mountain range that separates the Cochiti reservation from the outskirts of Santa Fe, light snow began to fall.
By the time we made it to Canyon Road in Santa Fe the snow was coming down pretty good. We parked and walked down deserted Canyon road. Usually the place bustles with tourists and art lovers but not this time. It seemed as if, we were the only ones out there.
20181031_134556.jpg We checked out a couple of galleries and some Western stores. I really enjoyed the architecture of all the adobe homes that lined the streets. A shop owner told me, that all the stores on Canyon road used to be residential homes and were kept in its original state. Almost every room has a corner fireplace built out of adobe, molded into the wall, to keep the place warm. Rustic wooden beams support the roof and white plaster covers the walls. It is plain, yet quaint and comfortable. The wood floors squeaked with every step, setting you back in time. After an hour long stroll we drove to the Museum of Indian Art and Culture. We had to cut it short, because we needed to drive to the Santa Fe mall in time for "trick or treat " 90_20181031_131535.jpg
90_20181031_140000.jpg The mall started to fill up around 4 pm, I honestly didn't expect such a good turnout. To my surprise, a lot of adults were dressed up and very involved with the kids.
Landon had a great time and one lady gave him a Hope rock instead of candy. What a nice gesture! She said, every person deserves another chance and that there is always hope.
We were getting pretty worn out, hiking the day before, then walking Canyon road and trick or treating, but we had to stop at one more place. The brontosaurus statues off of turquoise trail, visible from the Interstate. With that photo op done, we finally drove back over the mountain range where the sun was out, painting the Cochiti reservation in calming amber colors.
It was good to be back over on the other side of the mountain. No more gray sky, snow and freezing temperatures. We really enjoyed Santa Fe and hopefully next time we visit it will be sunny and warm. I can only imagine how festive Canyon Road looks on a bright day.
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Posted by Meike Carter 18:57

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