Monday, January 16, 2012

Santa Fe: The City Different

Last night after work Noelle and I packed up the car, dropped Parker off at our friends' house, and made the long, boring drive up highway 285. At Cline's Corners we got onto the interstate and headed for Albuquerque. We stayed at the Travelodge Midtown for the night. In the morning we woke up, ate the free breakfast and then headed north for Santa Fe. We drove in a mixture of rain, sleet and snow. It was mostly snow as we arrived in Santa Fe. We had planned on going for a hike into Caja del Rio Canyon, but the snow and rain drove us away. Instead we walked around town a little bit and decided to head to Cerillos Road to get tickets for the 3D version of Beauty and the Beast.

Because we got tickets for the 7:15 show, we had some time to kill. We got lunch at the 2nd Street Brewery at the Railyard. Across the street was a place called Site Santa Fe. While the exhibit space was closed there was an interesting giraffe sculpture outside.
Noelle and Giraffes
Near the movie theater was a funky store called Jackalope.
I bought some prayer flags there. There were a lot of other interesting things to look at as well. At 4 pm we checked into our hotel room at the Inn on Paseo. It was a nice, but small room and the Inn is more like a bed and breakfast. I walked up to the nearby Cross of the Martyrs for a pretty sunset before we headed back to the theater for the movie.
Cross of the Martyrs

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