we just finished up a whirlwind week in santa fe, where my mom and terry flew in to stay with their friend david/dash, who moved away from their hood a few years ago. we met them saturday and quickly made our way to the plaza in downtown santa fe.
we wandered in and out of shops and galleries (my kids were amazingly well behaved for all of this not super kid friendly activity). just past the plaza (i think), was this old church. the cathedral basilica of st. francis of assisi.
dash also hooked anna up with a private art lesson with a famous local artist. she was so great with anna, who is not always the most agreeable student. :). (her name is rush cole, and you can check her out here). before they got started, they went outside to meet some horses.
back at dash’s, hazel and dash’s son matt collaberated on a sweet new track set up. he insisted on using every last bit of track and was successful in this endeavor, even if there was a dangerous cliff drop off dead end to contend with.
i had the best meal of my entire life. or so it seemed. (i have been dieting/low carbing for a bit, so it’s probably relative). either way, it was good. the alien burger. guacamole, bacon, some sort of aioli, cheese, a giant green chile stuffed with more cheese. it was so good. and messy. and sweet potato waffle fries. yum. i want to go back.
on the last day of my parents visit, everyone was scrambling to get ready for a giant potluck that dash was hosting so his new friends could meet his old friends. we did squeeze in a quick visit to a really cool spot called “meow wolf” that i will blog about separately. the potluck was fun. and so much food. at the end of the night, we said goodbye to deb and ter, since they would be leaving super early to head to the airport.
we woke up to inclement weather, forcing us to cancel our planned visit to kasha-katuwe tent rocks, which was high on my list to do. we lounged around, debating leaving for the next spot since the weather was only supposed to get worse.
it was nice, slushy, snowman making snow, and the roads actually weren’t that bad, so we were able to head out of town later in the afternoon. but it was an interesting way to wrap up our week in santa fe. not quite what we expected.
i’m trying hard to write this post, while the three lid kids are rough housing all around me, so sorry if it seems disjointed and has zillions of typos. blerg.