We got up and had a big breakfast in the FMC. Once we were turned around, we drove into Santa Fe, parked and walked around shopping. We visited the Palace of Governors -- a wonderful museum in downtown. We had lunch at the Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery -- yum! We discovered that Ruth loves shopping! We hung out in the Plaza and had some yummy drinks from a street vendor. Lemonade mixed with jaimaca (hibiscus tea) -- very refreshing on a hot day of shopping!
My favorite place to shop was the native vendors who sell their wares along one side of the plaza. They have blankets and spread them out. They encourage you to sit down and hold items. I would have liked to have bought one of everything we saw . . . It was all so beautiful. I did buy a beautiful sterling silver hummingbird pin.
We were getting kind of tired at this point so we headed back to the car and did a driving tour of Canyon Road -- it’s full of galleries and restaurants. All very expensive and fantastic. We drove further up Canyon Road and looked at the residential area. It’s one of the best areas in Santa Fe for looking at architecture.
After the drive, we headed back to downtown, parked again and had dinner at the highly recommended The Shed. We were not disappointed -- it was fantastic. After dinner, we went to the movies and watched Super 8 -- great flick!