Category: - NM&AZ 2011
 
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It was difficult leaving Jan and Seamus and their wonderful abode this morning.   Our friendship deepened over the six days we spent with them.   We met many of their “new” friends and know that they are loved and appreciated and that the place they have chosen to hang their hats is magical and serene.

Our first order of business in Santa Fe was to have the wheel liner on the Odyssey replaced.  All the car dealers in Santa Fe are clustered in the Santa Fe Car Park.   It makes a lot of sense – one area with multiple car dealers and their service areas in one place, which enables one stop shopping.  The Honda dealer was quick and efficient and the WiFi excellent so the time passed quickly.

After parking at our hotel we rode our bicycles to the Santa Fe Plaza about a mile away.   We secured them to a tree on the plaza and entered the Palace of the Governors Museum and the adjacent New Mexico History Museum.  The History Museum is new since our last visit here and is quite good.   It covers the early history of the indigenous people, Spanish Colonization, the Mexican Period, the Santa Fe Trail and Modern New Mexico.   The Palace of the Governors Museum concentrates more on the history of Santa Fe. The building was the seat of the Spanish Government in the 17th century. In 2009 they excavated beneath of the floors of the Palace and now have hatches in the floor so you can see the structures below.   Pretty cool.     Neither place allows photographs so you will have to imagine.