Land of Enchantment

Sometimes you can forget how wonderful it is to play in your own backyard.  I was reminded of this little truth, spending a gorgeous weekend in my own state.

Growing up here, Gary and I have both spent a little time in Santa Fe.  But as adults, I have to admit that we’ve only passed through, spent an hour perhaps, moving along to the next place.  And usually that has meant getting on into the mountains to pitch a tent.

But the older we get, the more we love drinking good coffee, enjoying live entertainers in a plaza, marveling at old architecture, admiring one of a kind crafts and grand art.  Santa Fe may just become a frequent destination for us!

So today I’m thanking our good friend way back from grade school days who decided to come to the Land of Enchantment – all the way from New York City – to celebrate turning 50.  Derik, your birthday festivities “forced” us to relax and enjoy New Mexico’s ancient state capitol. What a beautiful and unique city.  So happy to have revisited.  Nothing like old friends… people AND places!

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5 Responses to “Land of Enchantment”

  1. Katie says:

    I love that old staircase in the church!

  2. Sandy says:

    Isn’t it just wonderful! Such a beautiful staircase with a beautiful story.

    Our good friend Derik hosted a birthday weekend right beside that chapel at the Inn at Loretto. The first photo is the view out our window looking at this famous old church. It was lovely!

  3. Marcea Clive says:

    Love traveling with you, Sandy.

  4. Sandy says:

    Oh, thank you! What a sweet compliment. I love sharing the journeys!

  5. Sharon Davis says:

    Beautiful, unique city

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