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Santa Fe, My Old Friend

Santa Fe, My Old Friend

E San Francisco St in the Santa Fe Plaza

E San Francisco St in the Santa Fe Plaza

Ok, am I the only person who didn’t know that George R.R. Martin lives in Santa Fe? I’m just going to go ahead and pretend that Game of Thrones is inspired by our lovely capital city. Also, remember Val Kilmer? He has a gorgeous home there, too.

De Vargas St. House is said to be the oldest house in the United States.

De Vargas St. House is said to be the oldest house in the United States.

Anyway, my point is that Santa Fe is an incredible place! It’s the oldest capital city in the United States and according to traveldir.com it is the 3rd oldest continuously occupied US city. How cool is that? To me, it’s pretty dang cool because I think of places like Plymouth or Jamestown being so old and historic, but Santa Fe predated them. Kind of mind-blowing. Unless you actually paid attention in US History class.

I know that personally, I’ve talked tons of times about touring the east coast because it has such great history, but I have one of the most historic cities in the US just an hour from me! And I think I’ve been there twice… c’mon, just twice! That’s crazy.

Loretto Chapel staircase

Loretto Chapel staircase

One of many must-sees is the Miraculous Staircase inside Loretto Chapel. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are missing out, so get there quick. No glue, no nails, no center support, and two complete 360 turns. And built 130 years ago! I’m not an architect, but I can appreciate that.

Santa Fe is so dedicated to preserving their history. They even have a zoning code that protects the look of Santa Fe! The only architecture you’ll see is adobe and wood. There is so much culture packed into one little city.

There’s just too many things in and around Santa Fe for me to squeeze into one tiny post, so let me just say that spending a day or a weekend or a month-long sabbatical in Santa Fe would do you good. Plus, you could pick up some great art!

I’m already planning my next trip there. So save a place, I’ll be there, in Santa Fe!

P.S. Bonus points if you recognized my references to Newsies. Because dreams come true, yeah they do, in Santa Fe.

New Mexico Pride

New Mexico Pride

“Well! Well! Well!... This is wonderful. No one told me it was like this!”

“Well! Well! Well!... This is wonderful. No one told me it was like this!”

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