Santa Fe (New Mexico) shows up in a valley with her barely visible low ground colored houses. She welcomes us, almost like an open air museum, and full of cozy Christmas lights.
It only makes sense to feminize Santa Fe, as she has a pretty high female-to-male ratio of just 91.7 males for every 100 females. Vegas on the other hand, has about four men for every three women.
So all the single ladies looking for single men: try your odds in Vegas (this time I’m not talking about the casinos).
We have time to visit the plaza, Starbucks (because working life goes on) and Canyon Road, a so called ‘magical half-mile’ with numerous galleries and plenty of picture-worthy sights; like this whole city btw.
Once occupied by the Puebloans and then the Spanish, this ‘City Different’ is extremely rich in culture. It has the oldest house of the US, the oldest church of the US and the historic Canyon Road.
Attention gallery lovers and street photographers: Santa Fe is the place to be.
A little over 4-hour drive takes us all the way to the Carlsbad KOA campground, were we set up camp for the next 2 nights. Not without a stop at Walmart though, to stock up on extra warm socks, extra blanket and hot waterbottle. Oh, and a Christmas tree with USB connection. It’s the holidays y’all!!
Today’s route took us straight through Roswell, famous for the UFO crash in 1947. We kept our eyes open, but unfortunately didn’t spot any extraterrestrial vehicles.
TIP: If you ever feel like walking (a long way) – Santa Fe marks the end of the 19th century historic wagon trail that runs all the way from Missouri.