Thursday, May 28, 2009

Albuquerque Day 2

The second day we travelled to Santa Fe, the oldest capital city in North America.

Between 1821 and 1880, Santa Fe was the destination point of the Santa Fe Trail.   The trade route was extended from Santa Fe to Missouri.   Later, the trail served as an invasion route during the Mexican-American War.

It was raining when Sandi, Dawn, and me drove up Interstate Highway 25 to Santa Fe.

Once we got to Santa Fe, we realized that we left our coats in Albuquerque.  The temperature was 54 degrees. Our first task was to find appropriate clothing.

The old plaza is steeped in history. During the heyday of the Santa Fe Trail, the plaza was the central governmental area as well as a place of trade.  Today the business of Santa Fe’s Plaza is curio shops, art galleries, eateries, and restaurants.














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