Friday, November 18, 2011

Santa Fe To Apache Junction

We made it to Apache Junction last Friday, and the weather has been perfect.  We did run into a little snow in Kansas and New Mexico.

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The temp. dropped below freezing just about every night.

We made a few more stops on the way.  Santa Fe is a town we have always wanted to visit, so this year we put it on our list, so glad we did.

Santa Fe is the oldest capital city in the United State.  It’s a beautiful town, loved all the adobe buildings.  The old town has so much shopping, Mike almost went nuts.  He really likes to shop, you will find him standing outside waiting patiently for me.


The Museum Of Contempory Native Arts. 

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The Cathedral Basilica Of St. Francis Of Assisi.  The New bronze doors were installed in 1986 on for the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral.  They contain twenty bronze panels depicting scenes or events in the history of the faith in Santa Fe.

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When we were done downtown we walked to The Cross Of The Martyrs, which is just about a 15 minute walk.  During the 1680 Pueblo Revolt, 21 Franciscan fries died in a fight between the natives and the Spanish.  A single white cross sits on a terraced hill overlooking Santa Fe to honor those men. 

Every year on our way south we stop to see my sister in Albuquerque, always a nice visit.  Albuquerque is another favorite New Mexico City.  I just love the old town with all the shops. 

Just been hanging out here.  Mike does his 3 mile walk and I go to the pool for 40 min. of water aerobics every morning. 

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