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Santa Fe, New Mexico


Santa Fe is one of the top tourist destinations in the country. And why not, it has a strong history; it’s roots go back to the 1050’s Pueblo Indians. Many cultures make up today’s population, including Indian, Mexican, and Spanish eventually being as we know it today. It is the oldest, and highest, capital city in the USA.

Although it is a desert city, it is only 15 miles from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Architecturally, it has adopted the Spanish Pueblo look, often referred to as Adobe, with thick walls to help even out the rather drastic temperature fluctuations. Santa Fe is also known for food, with heavy emphasis on spices and strong local flavors. And the art scene is well known with many galleries and exhibits.

Less well known, during World War II Santa Fe was the location of a Japanese American internment camp. The site was also used to hold German and Italian nationals. In 1943, the camp was expanded to take in 2,100 men of Japanese Americans who had renounced their U.S. citizenship. The camp was closed and sold of in 1946.

We enjoyed our week in Santa Fe and learning more about its culture, its food, its art and also some very nice hikes!

A rainbow over the foothills

A rainbow over the foothills

Adobe style architecture

Adobe style architecture

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

Cathedral statue

Cathedral statue

Thriving  farmers market

Thriving farmers market

Yummy breads

Yummy breads

The old RR station is still used, also as part of the Farmers Market

The old RR station is still used, also as part of the Farmers Market

Hiking in the foothills

Hiking in the foothills

A view back to Santa Fe

A view back to Santa Fe

Making a lazy afternoon

Making a lazy afternoon

Sunup at Santa Fe

Sunup at Santa Fe

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