Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Day 15, Tuesday, June 16th - Santa Fe visit

Posting a day late, mainly because the hotel didn't have enough bandwidth for us & whoever was streaming stuff yesterday evening.  We didn't get to visit with Forrest Fenn, although if Bill got Sandra's email on his cell phone we would have had a chance.   We got downtown early, hung out in the Plaza watching pigeons for a while, then were the first folks through the door at the New Mexico History Museum.  This is a great museum with a timeline of NM history, plus special exhibits on Harvey Houses, pinhole photography & sacred iconography.

About 11, we took a break & walked over to The Shed cafe for our favorite blue corn taco/enchilada plate, green,  Sat outside, and of course called our friend Sandy back in Missouri.  When she was planning a trip to Santa Fe several years ago, we told her about The Shed, and she called us as she was enjoying lunch.  Now, every time we come to Santa Fe and eat at The Shed, we call or text her over the blue corn plate.

Back to the history museum to finish our visit, one more floor and the Palace of the Governors.  As we left, we looked at the sky, and the clouds were building.  Thunderstorms on the mountains to the east, north & west made for great pictures.

 Bill always wanted a dependable truck
 View to the west near Palace of the Governors
View toward the east showing the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis

We drove out to Museum Hill to tour the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.  The standing exhibit "Here, Now & Always" shows the various Indian groups in NM and how their cultures developed and varied.  The museum also has an exhibit of pottery, music/dance, and turquoise.  The gallery of art featured artist David Bradley, whose work is, to say the least, interesting - called "Indian County Today" his detailed paintings are both humorous and biting.

More pictures of sky and storms & statues, light supper at Tortilla Flats, and early to bed.  Wednesday is more museums.

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