From the moment I arrived in New Mexico I loved it! I also was drawn in to the sights of these chili peppers dangling at homes,stores and restaurant doors.
They say that the wreaths,strands and other shaped chilies are not just for cooking and eating but for “Welcoming” people to your home or business.I kinda like that.The colorful red hues welcoming you! In fact much of the food I ate had some heat!
I traveled to New Mexico the locals call the land of enchantment for work and play!
The fashion also got my attention with the Native American decor, clothing and more!
Take a scenic drive on the Turquoise Trail you’ll never know what you will find…like a yummy haunted tavern,fun shopping and more.
The historic Loretto church is rich in religion and history. There are other fabulous churches to explore as well.
There was an annual Chinese Lantern Festival I would have loved to go to…but time did not allow.
One fabulous meal I had has been seen on Diners,Drive Ins and Dives.…it is called TUNE Up Cafe. It was off the food chain fabulous! Beyond YUM and a husband and wife owned business.
Shop the little road side stands you might see…something NEW to discover wherever you go!
Note to self…the SUNSETS are truly amazing! REALLY!
Loved my hotel La Posada de Santa Fe resort. Next post I will share all about my visit to a famous SPA out in Santa Fe.
I only wish my travel date was able to be timed with their annual Hot Air Balloon Event and race. My husband is a hot air balloonist. It would have been quite a ride.
Hope you enjoyed my view of colorful and beautiful New Mexico!