You never know what you might see on the streets of Santa Fe New Mexico. Wagons, horses and settlers toiled across five states from Western Missouri to Santa Fe on the Old Santa Fe Trail. Today the trail is laid with concrete, surrounded by buildings, but every once in a while, you might catch a glimpse of the past.
Look what came riding up the trail. Too bad they were on the shady side of the street, but this part is blocked from traffic.
I guess they didn’t need a room for the night, they rode on by La Fonda on the Plaza. Have you stayed here? It’s such a special Santa Fe experience. They didn’t tip their hats, but they smiled at the little lady taking their pics.
Good riders, proceeding on the green light.
Heading towards the Palace of the Governors. The Palace has been sitting on the Plaza in Santa Fe since 1610, ten years before the pilgrims arrived at Plymouth Rock. Every traveler on the Santa Fe trail saw it as they arrived at their destination.
Growing up in the East, we learned more about the pilgrims, Williamsburg and the arrival of the Spanish in Florida. The invasion of the Spanish into the present day Southwest had a profound impact on the history, culture and foods we enjoy today. If you have been to Santa Fe, what’s your favorite activities and places to eat. If you have any questions about a visit to this beautiful city, please let me know in the comments and I will try to answer them for you.