I am thankful for opportunities to be able to get away, relax, and enjoy things that are special to us. We decided last minute to take a trip to Santa Fe, NM. Life is hectic. Sometimes I welcome it because it brings wisdom, but there are times it brings stress and various other emotions that hinder us from enjoying hard work and from enjoying each other. Fortunately, we were able to get away for a few days and just renew our spirits.
We arrived in Santa Fe about 2:30 and grabbed lunch at Upper Crust Pizza downtown. It has been voted the best in Santa Fe and was even featured on the Food Network! We definitely understood why. The flavor was amazing! We had the Margarita pizza-the mozzarella was so fresh and the crust was amazing! It is worth the price, but I would suggest getting a small pizza, which was 10″. We had the large, but ended up having three very large slices left. You can choose to eat inside, which is very nice, but we opted to eat outside on the porch area. We got to enjoy the weather but also see all the interesting people walk by.
We saw the oldest house and church in the United States, we walked around downtown to look at the shops and see the local art festival that was going on. The culture is amazing and the art is so interesting! Although I am not artsy at all, I do have an appreciation for it and the people who express themselves in that way. Speaking of art, we had the opportunity to enjoy the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. We enjoyed her art and we also enjoyed a short documentary about her life and work. It was nice to learn more about who she was, not just what she painted.
We enjoyed several restaurants!
If you enjoy true mexican cooking try The Shed. It is true Mexican cooking, they use blue corn tortillas which are smothered with red and green chile. YUM! This is what Paul ordered!
If you are wanting something sweet, try: The Flying Star
If you want chocolate in its purest form, try: Kakawa Chocolate House
It is an interesting and unique shop, full of chocolate treats and chocolate elixirs made by the owner. He has taken chocolate recipes from historic recipes that span the time period from 1000 BC to the mid 1900’s AD. The owner definitely has a passion for what he does and I am glad because the chocolate elixir I tried was out of this world!
On Sunday evening, we decided to join Santa Fe on celebrating their 400th anniversary! The local symphony played a t Fort Marcy ballpark where those attending brought their own blankets or chairs to sit on and got to eat the food of the local vendors while listening. We were SO excited, but it began to rain and although we endured about 45 minutes of it, we decided to make the trek back to our hotel to enjoy a warm room and dry clothes! It was so fun despite being rained on!
Before we left on Monday, we drove to Estrella Del Norte vineyards. The owner was so inviting and kind and we got to enjoy the company of an older couple from California. It is peaceful and so worth the 20 minute drive north of Santa Fe to Nambe.
It was fun and exciting to say the least! We took in each beautiful moment and just enjoyed each other immensely!
Now back to studying and clinicals…..