We have spent the first four days in NM at the Trailer Ranch RV Resort. It was located on old Route 66 and it is a designated Route 66 landmark. Santa Fe is of course an old city with many churches, art galleries, museums and fine restaurants. You could visit one art gallery a day and it would take you years to see them all. The restaurants are predominantly Mexican and we had a great lunch at Pasquale's Cafe, a James Beard Award winner. The town square is the hub of old town with Native Americans selling their wares on the sidewalk. All buildings in the city limits have to be in the Spanish architectural style as you can see from the IHOP and McDonald's in the pictures below, even the state capitol building is in the abode style of a native hogan. They must also have a zoning ordinance on how high buildings can be since the tallest building in the whole city seems to be the Cathedral.
By coincidence Josie's niece Mary was in town from Dallas for a wedding and we were able to join her and Marty for a Mexican breakfast. A pleasant surprise.
We will visit here again and stay longer and take in more of the sights and attractions. We used this visit as a staging stop to prepare for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. We will make the 50 minute drive south in a few hours and meet up with our Winnebago Adventures Tour Group. Then we look forward to seeing Leon and Laura when they arrive Friday.