Santa Fe, NM

Only about an hour and a half drive south of Taos (because we never go very far or very fast), and we were in Santa Fe! One of the main reasons for the visit was to see the Loretto Chapel. Completed in 1878, there was no way to access the upper level until a mysterious carpenter arrived (in response to some prayers, of course) and built what is still considered to be a modern marvel of architecture. The staircase has two 360 degree turns and no visible means of support (the banister was added later).

The chapel is still small, though definitely worth a visit!

Santa Fe had many vendors out displaying their wares and I enjoyed strolling through the streets, marveling at the artistry.

Santa Fe was generally lovely - the architecture, statues, colors, landscaping, layout and overall vibe. After wandering through the town, I hiked up to the historic Fort Marcy for an overlook view.

Once I wrap up working for the day, I usually seek out a pleasant place to unfurl my yoga mat and watch the sunset as I practice. In Santa Fe, I found a flat spot in Fort Marcy Park with lovely views and the sounds of a little league game going on in the background.