Leaving Santa Fe

Today we hit the road again, early, to hopefully see a working pueblo outside of Taos, cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde National Park, and then on to Moab, Utah if there’s enough light in the day and enough energy in our bodies.

dscn3546Santa Fe has been wonderful, but the EXTREME expenses have tainted the experience a bit. We could probably do it a bit cheaper by staying on the outskirts of town, but we found a quaint little place in Old Santa Fe close to the square for a reasonable price that we couldn’t pass up (we had quickly tired of Applebee’s and TGIFriday’s fare, so we looked forward to some actual culture), but the “reasonable” price quickly ended when we went in search of meals, drinks, and night life. Seriously, the prices here are astounding. Guess that if the quantity of tourists dwindles as more and more people take stay-cations due to the shrinking global economy, the most opportune way to bring in money is to overcharge the wealthy clientele (yes! two blog posts in a row that reference the best broadway show EVER).

Still, it’s a beautiful city, and the plethora of galleries displaying a wealth of Native American art has been inspiring. Almost makes me want to return to home in order to work harder to make a butt-load of money so that I can come back and spend it (almost).

Side note… yesterday was the first St. Patty’s Day in well over five years that I’ve had the opportunity to go out on the town and raise hell with all the other revelers… we pooped out after dinner and were back in our room by 8:30. Guess Grace is getting old. We did get to share in some of the madness, however, as the rowdies made their presence known throughout the night by screaming profanities outside the hotel window.

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