I had a lingering headache in the morning, probably from dehydration, but was feeling much better than the day before. It was time to explore Santa Fe.
We parked in a parking garage in the downtown area and walked around. Our first stop was the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
It is a relatively small museum, and it was fairly crowded that day. We downloaded the app and brought our earbuds for the audio walking tour. Honestly, I did not find it all that interesting, but I am sure true art buffs would disagree.
The front ticket desk let the kids borrow a sketchpad. They were invited to draw sketches of what they saw, and told to return the unused pages. The kids were excited about being able to keep the artist-quality pencils.
We walked to the Railyard District, but did not really know where to go. #PlanningFail This mural was cool, though.
There were hanging chiles everywhere!
We walked by a small frozen river.
Interesting juxtaposition of old church and modern metal sculptures.
Our main destination was supposed to be The Plaza. Unfortunately, we found it somewhat underwhelming. I think The Circle in Old Town Orange actually has more charm!
We shared two fajitas, one chicken, and one beef, from a cart on the Plaza ($5 each).
We saw some people eating Frito Pies, but that really did not sound appealing at that moment.
We did a little more walking.
There were tons of small shops, but we were not in a shopping mood.
We went back to the hotel to rest in the afternoon. On the way we stopped for a snack at a Sonic Drive-In for the very first time. The ordering system was fascinating to the kids. They were disappointed that the employees did not deliver the food on roller skates, though. We explained that the liability risk would be way too high–ha!