Stuck in Santa Fe

Trip Start Apr 12, 2009
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Trip End Apr 25, 2009


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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yesterday afternoon we drove from Winslow, through Albuquerque and finally into Santa Fe.  Along the way we hit some snow, which was a little bit exciting but overall nothing too bad. 

We stayed at the Chapelle Street Casitas/Casa del Toro. We love it here. We highly recommend it to anyone passing through Santa Fe.

I'm sitting in the kitchen of our 3 room casita, #317 D. The birds are chirping outside and the snow is melting off the roof, making dripping noises. My feet are toasty warm because of the radiant heat in the concrete floor.

3 rooms - king size bed, full bath, full kitchen and a living room all for $89/night. Can you believe it? It's just a wonderful place. The breakfast is AWESOME, served "help yourself" style in a comfortable dining room. 

We spent an hour and a half in the dining room chatting with other guests, Barbara the chef and Paul, the manager. The people working here are warm and inviting and very friendly.  It's a very comfortable spot to be right now, especially since it snowed several inches last night and our casita was so warm.

We were planning to leave for Boulder today, but there is a humongous storm on the I-25, which heads north from Santa Fe through Denver.  Earlier today, the prediction was 80% chance of precipitation (snow). Now, the predicition is 100% chance. So, we're decided to stay another night.

Unfortunately, Chapelle Street Casitas is fully booked, so we're staying at the Santa Fe Sage Inn. There aren't any other cool places that take dogs :-( The Sage Inn is just fine, though. We'll be warm and cozy here tonight.

We spent the day walking around downtown Santa Fe, taking pictures of Eliza in front of things. She slept for much of the day, so we missed quite a few prime photo ops. Eliza got lots of attention from strangers, as usual. Rosie made some friends, both canine and human. Hannah bought a Kokopelli dish towel and kitchen tile. We had hot cider and Haagen-daaz mint chip ice cream. Lunch was at the Plaza Cafe.

It was so great to have a day to ourselves with no driving. We needed it to recharge for the last half of the trip. It's amazing that we'll be home a week from tomorrow. It's really flying by.

Some more travel stats:
90 - Ounces of Coke consumed by Eric (pretty gross huh)
12 - Indian casinos passed on the highway
1 - Bananas given as a gift to Hannah by elderly man in the UPS store
5 - Dinosaurs passed on the highway
8 - Sounds recently made by Eliza (growl, gurgle, guffaw, giggle, gasp, goat sounds, squeal and mmmmm)
232 - Photos taken so far
Too many - Times Eliza has rolled over onto her stomach, we've moved on and are waiting for her to crawl tomorrow
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calwinsagain
calwinsagain on

first again
must be nice...

jchoi01
jchoi01 on

where are you now?
It looks like the trip is going really well! We miss you guys so much but we're glad that you're able to make such wonderful memories together. I'll check back in again soon! Love you!!

gibbie76
gibbie76 on

what's a kokopelli?
Snow in April? Haha, can't wait till you have to deal with snow in MA! Good luck Eric! (Actually, good luck Hannah dealing with your hubby)

So, my question is, who's doing all the counting during the trip? And how many hitch-hikers have you picked up carrying cases of Bud Light? And, how many sounds has Eric made on the trip?

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