Tag Archives: Santa Fe.

Bicycling Through Santa Fe

30 Aug

 

I know how to find my way to a few places here in Santa Fe, especially my favorites, but there is an intimacy that occurs when you ride through side-streets and alleys and arrive at a place from a different direction than the street they reside on, and their main entrance. It’s like getting to see behind the scenes. Continue reading

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Riders on the Storm

9 Jul

When we climbed the two flights of stairs and opened our door after almost 15 hours in a car, we were thrilled with our apartment. For the first time in 12 years, we hadn’t worried about anything while we were gone. This “downsizing thing” has some pretty sweet perks, I tell ya!

This was an interesting trip;  it was cold for July, there was still snow on the mountains, and we were often dodging rain, until it caught up with us on the way back to Santa Fe!
A local called it “monsoon season,” saying it usually rained for a while every afternoon, and you could see it coming over the mountains each afternoon. The upside: everything was more lush than I had ever seen it before. From west Texas through Santa Fe, the desert was a vibrant green dotted with bright fuschia Cholla cactus!

I forgot my camera, so these are taken on an iPhone, and Cindy Pulley got a couple of beautiful shots that I’ve shared below. I hope you enjoy this visual tour.

XO Donna

 Following the bike trailer into Santa Fe.

Following the bike trailer into Santa Fe.

Diamond Belle Saloon in Strater Hotel, Durango.

Diamond Belle Saloon in Strater Hotel, Durango.

Leaving Silverton, heading over the pass to Telluride, CO.

Leaving Silverton, heading over the pass to Telluride, CO.

We all stayed at Mountain  Lodge, Telluride

We all stayed at Mountain Lodge, Telluride

Telluride 4th of July Parade

Telluride 4th of July Parade

Our cabin was on the  Rio Grande, Creede, CO

Our cabin was on the
Rio Grande, Creede, CO

Leaving Creede, for Santa Fe.

Leaving Creede, for Santa Fe.

Waiting it out - on the way back to Santa Fe.

Waiting it out – on the way back to Santa Fe.