Hanging Around Santa Fe

We’re loving Santa Fe.

The history, the culture, the art, the people, the food, and the textiles. It’s an easy place to be… We’ve practically taken up residence here.



A few shots of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, near the downtown plaza, including Pia with St. Francis himself.



Having some fun in Madrid, a very artsy little folk town south of Santa Fe.



Then into the country near Placitas to conquer fears by hiking up to the Sandia Man Cave. The cave is an archeological site located in the Sandia Mountains, in the Cibola National Forest.



Look hard in that bottom photo to see the cave way up on the face of the cliff. Climbing up that spiral stair case is not for the squeamish. We had Pia, so took turns going up. When I (the first to conquer) was half way up, I heard a beautiful voice singing from the cave. Thought for sure the spirits were moving around, until I met the sweetest young lady sitting in this cave peacefully waiting for her friends who were spelunking inside.  What a treat to listen to her lovely voice carrying across the valley.

It’s hard to get bored around this area.

Catching Up…Part 1

We’re back in California for a brief pause before heading into the northwest for the second leg of our journey. Unfortunately this blog is still way back in Utah…a little out of breath.

That being so, I’m playing catch up by posting a few photo galleries of the past few weeks…in a two part series.

First up – Many Thanks to those below for sharing the land with us as we’ve traveled through their homelands.



(May 15 – May 20, 2014)
And on to Bryce Canyon – One of the most amazing spots in America! 



Side Tripping – in Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument


Being Awed in the Capitol Reef National Park



Part 2 up soon…

Websites of Parks:

Bryce Canyon National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument