(LOVE that movie!!! - Lucy will grow up with it. It has been decided.)
because we went away on a little family get-away. :) We left on Thursday morning at 6:30 and arrived in Santa Fe in time to eat at Maria's. A resturant that was recommended by friends here at church - we were not disappointed - Brad said his fajitas were the best he had EVER had. :) It was so good we went back for dinner on Friday! :)
We didn't have any agenda while we were there - and that lent to a relaxing few days together. We meandered in the art district, ate leisurely meals (amazing food!) and wandered around downtown Santa Fe. It was a great trip.
Brad had packed the tri-pod so we took some spontaneous family pictures. The landscape was too beautiful to pass up. It was a bit sunny - thus our squinty eyes.
A street performer in downtown Santa Fe. His keyboard is on an ironing board - creative? I thought so. :)
It was a bit chilly in Santa Fe - in the mid 40s, colder in the shade - and i was so thankful for Lucy's "bundle me." It fit inside her car seat and kept her nice and cozy warm. :) Little did I know that the first place we would use it would be in New Mexico!
Some other highlights/observations:
- We got to visit Whole Foods (a grocery store we greatly miss) and bought some of our favorite cheese and crackers.
- Santa Fe is a very dog-friendly town. People were encouraged to bring their dogs into clothing stores and almost every car that drove by us had a canine friend on board. (We left Sophie behind, but I think Brad will want to bring her next time we go.)
- ALL the buildings are covered in Adobe - our hotel's shuttle driver informed us that it is a city code that all buildings be built in the Adobe style. It made the landscape cohesive and the atmosphere "New Mexican." I don't think I would want to live in an Adobe house because they don't have many windows - and I love natural light - but it was neat to see so many of them.
- A non-highlight, Lulu got a cold at the end of the trip :( She had just cut two teeth the week before and I think that her immune system was weakened because of that.