Santa Fe, NM

Chicago Marathon Trip Week 3: Tuesday October 16 – Thursday October 18, 2018

I was sad to leave the warmth and relaxed feel of Savannah but at the same time I was eager to see more of the southern parts of the US. Being somewhat familiar with the work of American artist Georgia O’Keefe I was keen to visit Santa Fe, the town strongly associated with her name.

Not having done much research on this destination I was surprised by how cold it felt when I arrived. Despite being in the desert, it is a city at a relatively high elevation. I was staying a little bit out of town although Santa Fe is fairly compact and really nothing was too far away.

Santa Fe is a perfectly sized city to wander around discovering it’s charms. There are plenty of galleries and museums to visit. The galleries and art spaces along Canyon Road appear to be endless. I loved the colours of the buildings contrasted against the most amazing blue skies. There are great elevated views of the city from a hill which used to be a fort in the 1800’s. I could see a mountain range in the distance. The mountains were calling me but I could not go. Having never driven a car in the US before, I was reluctant to hire one now and head to the hills. Hammer and I will be back next year – there will be plenty of time to experience more of the New Mexico landscape.