Tales From The Camping House

Tales From The Camping House

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Back to Santa Fe

We are only 46 miles from Santa Fe so we wanted to go back and see some things we had missed when we were there a couple of weeks ago.

On our way, we stopped at this rock formation at the side of the road.  It's called Camel Rock.

We continued on to Santa Fe. We were going to eat lunch at Hyde Memorial State Park which is up the mountain close to the ski resort.

There were plenty of aspens and pine trees making for a spectacular drive.

We arrived at Hyde Memorial State Park, stopped to pay our admission, but the office was closed.  We just continued on driving.  We were certainly glad we did.  A little further up the mountain, we came to a beautiful national park campground with a little stream running through it.  

This would be a perfect place for our picnic.

After lunch, we continued driving to the ski area and saw these views at the pullout.   It was a hazy day, but we could still see Santa Fe below.

We then went back down to downtown Santa Fe, parked, and walked to a few of the places we had not seen.

The oldest church structure in the U.S.

and the oldest house.

Then, we walked down Canyon Road to go through some of the galleries.  Our favorite were these moving sculptures.  They were perfectly balanced moving with the slightest touch.

We then caught the shuttle back to downtown so we could pick up our car.  It was a much more relaxful visit than our last one.

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