SANTA FE NEW MEXICO – A must see and do for all creative artists types.
COURTYARD MARRIOTT 3347 Crillos Rd., (505) 473-2800 – HOTEL SHUTTLE-Yes, it did work.
Makes several stops around town – you can call them and they will let you know when it will be coming by at your particular stop to take you back to the hotel.
Had a tour of Santa Fe with our tour bus guide and then the afternoon you were free to explore on your own. Lunch/Dinner was on your own. Saw some landmarks and made a note to go back and see the inside of Loretto Chapel but when we went back they were closed for a Special Event. The staircase itself is truly a work of art and the story is it doesn’t have anything holding it up. There is a story, several stories behind the staircase – the sisters needed to get to choir loft and there was no staircase. Mrs. Q asks, is it a miracle or a lesson in physics? Legend says it was constructed or inspired by St. Joseph the Carpenter, was built sometime between 1877 and 1881. It took at least six months to build, and has two 360 degree turns with no visible means of support.
Georgia O Keefe Museum – 217 Johnson St., Santa Fe, NM 87501, (505) 946-1000, okeeffemuseum.org Q’s say: see it especially if you are an O Keefe fan. There is a movie you can see inside that says a lot about her personal and artistic life – don’t miss the movie. It is not free but – Seniors were, $10.00 pp. However, on the day we were there there was Special Event in the evening so they were closing early. Also passed by her “Ranch” in route to another Natl. Park.
DEL CHARRO SALOON: 101 W Alameda St., Santa Fe, NM, (505) 954-0320, delcharro.com Where the locals and tourists go, They have $6.00 Specials everyday and Drink specials also. Our waitress, Crystal was awesome – happy to to be there and serve you. Had the Margaritas – excellent. Mr. Q had the famous green Chile Cheese Burger. New Mexico raised, grass-fed beef seasoned with our Chipotle BBQ sauce, stuffed with apple wood smoked bacon, New Mexico autumn roasted green chile, Gorgonzola cheese and a side of green chile relish. Mrs. Q had the Kobe beef sliders. Both enjoyed their meal. Service was excellent and the ambiance is what one would expect at a saloon type restaurant.