Thursday, October 15, 2015

A Slower Day

Thanks to Montezuma’s Revenge, we moved slower this day, but we did keep going. We went down to check out Canyon Road. This is a mile long stretch of artists and well known for the exquisite art shops. Originally this was a neighborhood of adobe homes. While the contents were interesting, it was the adobe rooms and design that held my attention.

We walked about a half mile looking in the shops…art, pottery, clothes and cowboy/cowgirl antiques. I found one thing I really liked, and it was a wooden vase shiny with wax and smooth from hand sanding. It had a price of $1100 so I guess you know it stayed in Santa Fe.

At that point a clerk recommended we eat at TEA HOUSE at the end of the mile. It was a plain square building. Inside was clean and sparse, no frills at all. But when I saw a whole wall of clear jars filled with loose tea, I knew someone was serious about their drink. The menu was full of new or different food combinations.  DH had a Classic BLT made with Burrata cheese, a new one to us. I had half a Panini made with Irish cheese and a spectacular salad. The salad was roasted pear, arugula, prosciutto, and a type of parmesan cheese…out of this world good!

After a delightful lunch we went to the capitol building, the only round one in the country. The building was quiet as legislators were not in session. The second floor is devoted to hallways lined with art work…the first floor is a place for special exhibits. We found art work here devoted to expressing some facet of the book or reading. It was a lovely and relaxing time in this building.

            Note buffalo made from recycled things like paint brushes and fishing reels.


Elephant's Child said...

LOVE the recycled buffalo.
And the adobe buildings.
Lunch sounded pretty good too.
I hope the 'revenge' has gone.

Linda O'Connell said...

Ha! That buffalo. But oh the wonder of those buildings. I would like to have seen that! I saw a painting in OK once that I wanted, but it was out of my price range, too.

Rebecca said...

Glad you recovered enough to visit all these interesting places.....

Susan said...

Oh NOOOO. Montezuma's Revenge is NOT fun. Glad you are still able to peculate. I LOVE Santa Fe, Bookie. Just love it. Great post! Susan

Lynn said...

Sounds like you've been busy traveling... and I recently was in New Mexico and all the places in between St. Louis and Los Angeles, California. Rode with my daughter to pick up my son - round-trip-whirlwind seven days in the car. But we had so much fun. Who knows, I may have passed you on the road! Hope you had a good birthday!