Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Even the road to this wonderful state is filled with a certain beauty

it truly is 
The Land of Enchantment
and I feel so fortunate that I can drive not much more than 5 hours and be in another world

The full moon setting outside our back porch

This time our  family (missing a few but they were still there in spirit)
stayed in a home

accommodations in Santa Fe can be quite pricey so really 
when you have a large group and divide the cost it's not much more expensive
to rent a house

and fall in love with the things there!

and have all the space in the world to chop and slice and eat and drink and be merry

I love the architecture of New Mexico 
both inside
and out
always a visit to the square and the Governor's Mansion
where the Native Americans lay out their wares
(this is done by lottery)
my mother has been lucky enough to "win" that lottery 3 times and be able to show her jewelry
it's quite a fantastic thing

we also got to go to the movie set where they are currently filming
A Million Ways to Die in the West
(lots of pretend weddings going on in the little chapel...I love that Mr. PV wore his mustard shirt to our wedding)

when someone is unable to make the trip
well...we just photo shop them in

green chile something is always on order at the 
Tesuque Market

never enough time while there
and home again home again
jiggity jig


NanaDiana said...

Great pictures. The views are just gorgeous and what fun to visit the movie set. Hope you are having a good week- xo Diana

Marissa said...

What a fun trip!!
I have been there once and boy do I remember the heat.. It's different more like blow dryer heat...
Loved all the pictures.. and your pretend wedding pic is cute...

Tina C said...

Fun trip! A friend has been trying to drag me to Santa Fe for years.
She's so in love with the art.

Heather - New House New HOme said...

Was there 20 years ago and can still feel the magic of Sante Fe. Gorgeous hom eyou stayed in too, my friend.

carolyn bradford said...

How fun! One of these days I want to re-visit! I was only 12 when we went! And that wasn't just yesterday! So glad you had such a special, fun time!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love the pretend wedding photo of you and your hub!

Nancy said...

Gina, what a fun trip. I have never been to NM or anywhere in the southwest, and it really intriques me! I want to go to Santa Fe, I hear it's so artsy!
xo Nancy

Geneva said...

Isn't Santa Fe enchanting!!! Of course, it's been a L O N G time since we were there, but it's forever in my memory. Loved your idea of renting the house and LOVED seeing your wedding picture ":) You guys are awesome!

Stacy Curran said...

I have never been to Santa Fe before but it feels like it in Massachusetts today! It looks wonderful :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I would LOVE to visit Santa Fe someday!! I hope you have a great weekend!

Annmarie Pipa said...

lucky you!! looks like a fabulous time!