Here We Are Santa Fe!

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We have been anxiously awaiting our 20 days at Hyde Memorial State Park in Santa Fe. Dale loves the big city and I hate the elevation – 8400 feet. I just don’t function well at this altitude. Yet, life is good and to be enjoyed.

On the map the state provides of the park our site is just off the road in a pull thru. NOT! Yes there is an entrance and exit to the site but one end is not maintained and is very steep. Dale had a heck of a time getting into it but we managed it okay.

It is kind of cool site in that we are all by ourselves. No one in back or to the sides of us. In front of us is Hwy 475 and group campsites across the street. We do have a very nice shelter built in 1981. It is constructed of peeled logs. A great place to hang up a clothes line out of the rain as it is fully enclosed.

Road up into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Campsite 47
View from the road!

Did I mention rain? We have been getting sprinkled on everyday but mostly at night. Huge black clouds move in with thunder going off. Pretty darn ominous.

We drove up to the ski area and it was very, very nice. Dale said they must have money because everything looked pretty awesome. Morgan and I found a stream flowing through the parking lot with Aspen trees and grass. A little oasis. Click here for a panoramic view.

After getting set up we rode back down the mountain 7.5 miles to Santa Fe. I got out our trusty Fordor’s book on New Mexico to see what they recommend as their favorite eatery in Santa Fe. Out of about 75 choices, we picked Harry’s Roadhouse out the Old Las Vegas Hwy.

The parking lot was full and we wondered if we would get a seat. Not to fear! Plenty of seating to go around. We arrived just before dinner was being served, so we had to ordered off the lunch menu. Our lunch/dinner was yummy and the service was friendly and consistent. Prices were good to! I had a chicken quesadilla and Dale had Turkey Meatloaf with mashed potatoes. A house salad came with both meals.

That's us! You can really tell that in Dale's face that he is losing weight!

Dale has gotten involved with the SOB (Seniors on Bikes) bike club. He rode with them on Tuesday and today he is off to Los Alamos to do a 35 mile ride. Morgan and I stayed home to go on a hike. Life is good. God is kindness and love.

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2 thoughts on “Here We Are Santa Fe!

    Evie Sanchez said:
    July 22, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    Dale doesn’t look like Dale….. Wow the riding has changed him big time…. You guys look so cute in the picture. I should start riding again too….

      Gwen said:
      July 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm

      I am so excited because both of us have lost weight and we are keeping it off. So very hard at this age. Thanks Evie.

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