Tuesday, November 15, 2011

11/15 Yesterday, Santa Fe... Sing it!

I got a little lazy yesterday and didn't post anything, so I'll try to cover it today.
Yesterday, we did a road trip to Santa Fe since it is only an hour north of Albuquerque. Like a lot of our sight seeing, it was a mix of eating Mexican food, taking Nora to a dog park, and wandering through the city. Now I know Santa Fe is SANTA FE(!) but we didn't do anything too differently there. We ate lunch at a local favorite, The Pantry, and MAN, that was good.  I'm telling you, we get the best food in New Mexico! Super yum. My spinach and tomato enchiladas (with green sauce) were incredible, and Sam dined on a chile rellenos omelet (with red sauce) with hash browns. The reason we keep talking about food is because we keep sitting at the counter at these local places and getting the most delicious food ever! Hands down, these beat the ritzy places we've been to in Chicago. In fact, every time we eat at Monroe's in Albuquerque (uh, we've been there for three meals LOL), we try to convince the owner to open up a place in Chicago.
Anyway, I digress...

After we ate, we took Nora to the Frank Ortiz Dog Park in Santa Fe. Like everything in Santa Fe, there was even art in the dog park! And a rubber tire, too, but hey, who's complaining?
So then we decided to explore Old Town Santa Fe. Now, I don't want to surprise anyone, but Santa Fe is really an artsy city. I just wanted to make that clear. You know, like LOTS of art... Like galleries, murals, artistic clothing, fake doughnuts, I mean, even the parking structure is adobe-style artistic! We both enjoyed wandering around Old Town, but since we weren't in the market to purchase anything, we stopped wandering a bit and visited El Burro Alley Cafe. At that point, it was getting dark, so we decided to head back to Albuquerque. We got on the road just in time for the sunset.
We know we missed a ton of stuff, but we know that we'll be back in good time.


  1. Getting homesick again for southwest...and NM in particular! How about huevos rancheros??? And did you see my comment re the sopapillas? Think it's on 11/11. Honey....yum :))

    Are you going back to Santa Fe? Rare "Otis" cousin there :))

  2. HI Larney! We are not going back to Santa Fe unless you come with us! I think Sam tried some huevos rancheros the other day. YUM! See you soon if we can!