Positive Energy Adventure – Colorado/New Mexico – 8/2011 – Day 6

We got a late start today…left the rental at 9:45am…had breakfast in Santa Fe at the Zia Diner…nice place…good food!  We parked in the free public parking lot situated about 4 blocks away from the “plaza”.  The native Indians sell their jewelry/pottery under the portal of the Palace of the Governors Museum.  Since I’ve adopted the mind-set of “Collect Experiences…Not Things”, I was a good girl and only bought a shirt and some essential oil lotion on the trip!

This is the oldest house in Santa Fe…we took about 5 minutes and walked through it.

I went into this Cathedral…

There are some outdoor statutes and galleries around the plaza area…

This is the work of Bill Worrell…

a local artist that my traveling companion, Kathy, is friends with.  They are his signature “Shamans”!

We were invited to John Farnsworth’s house/studio.  We met online through my blog, which I think is pretty cool!  He’s also a local artist, who has a great spirit and personality!  His home was located only about 5 minutes from where we were staying.

That evening we went dancing at La Fonda…I wasn’t feeling great…probably the drinks in Durango the night before…and the altitude!

Positive Energy Adventure – Colorado/New Mexico – 8/2011 – Day 5

We left our rental near Durango, Colorado about 9:30am to drive to Santa Fe.  Along the way we saw some stunning scenery…

The route we took was through Pagosa Springs…Chama…Abiquiu and the photo below is of Chimney Rock.

We stopped at “Ghost Ranch“…

We arrived at our VRBO…which was another great deal…$59.00 per night with great views…

This was in the backyard…

I understand why so many artists live in Santa Fe now…