Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Santa Fe, New Mexico

We are on day three here in New Mexico and the natural beauty of this place continues to amaze. Yesterday we spent the day driving through the canyon from Taos back to Santa Fe and were then treated to a guided tour of downtown Santa Fe by our gracious hosts Bob and Marguerite. Walking through Santa Fe feels like taking a step back in time. City ordinance requires that all the buildings follow a strict Pueblo style of architecture which makes for a beautiful, scenic downtown experience steeped in history and the rich traditions of all the cultures that have blended here over the centuries. 

Our show for the evening took place at the Cowgirl Cafe in Santa Fe. We were nervous at first about the rather rowdy, honky-tonk, bar feel of the venue. But our fears quickly evaporated as we played for one of the most energetic and enthusiastic crowds we have ever had the pleasure to meet. If we have been awed by the natural beauty of New Mexico, we have been just as blown away by the beauty and kindness of the people who live here. 

It has been a whirlwind few days of travel, shows and site seeing. We are looking forward to having today off to nerd out and go see some Breaking Bad sites. :)

Much love
~Mary 

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