Wagon, ho!

October 2, 2017

wagon-hoBy the time you read this we will have finished our two-day drive to Santa Fe –where we’ll live for the next two months. This will be the fourth year we’ve done the fall in Santa Fe and for some reason, I’ve been asked a ton of questions about it. So let me give you the FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions:


Because we love Santa Fe. It’s gorgeous in fall and the weather is usually nice.

What do you do there? What is there to do?

Exactly what we do at home: we live there. We work, go to the gym, see friends, cook, go to museums and lectures and take Riley for walks.

The “What is there to do” question puzzles us, because the place is rife with museums of all different kinds, hikes, lectures, a rockin’ Saturday Farmers Market and the best movie theatre I’ve ever been in. This year we’re attending a dozen different lectures put on by a local organization with topics as diverse as the Cuban missile crisis, the Supreme Court, Liberalism and Conservatism and a FOUR-DAY SYMPOSIUM ON THE 60S that has my name all over it! Lectures on Dr. King, the peace movement and even a dance party.

What is there to do? PLENTY!

Do you have a house there?

No, we rent, usually the same house but this year we rented a different one.

Where is it?

It’s a mile up the hill off Canyon Drive, in a little more rural area than our last house, which was right at the end of Canyon Dr.

What about Riley?

He comes with us. He adores walking in the Plaza.

What’s different this time?

A Healing Spirit is different. I’ve carted and shipped files and products so I can continue working without missing a beat. Which reminds me: we have supportive and gentle condolence and healing gifts. Come see them!

Are you having house guests?

Yes, a few different times.

More tomorrow! We’re off this morning to pick up the boxes we shipped to the UPS store, to Smith’s for staples shopping and possibly to our gym to sign up again. This year we’re going to do some gentle yoga classes as well as hang in the cardio area. Have I even told you about this public gym, which has a regulation hockey rink, Olympic pool and so many other amenities? More on that later!



25 comments on “Wagon, ho!
  1. robin rue says:

    I have always wanted to visit Santa Fe. Hope you have a good time.

  2. Santa Fe is such a beautiful city. I hope you have a ton of fun!

  3. I think the “what is there to do” question is an almost instinctual one for some reason. People want to experience new things when they travel, so when they hear you’re going to a new place, they’re always eager to know what’s in the area. After all, they might want to go there one day.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Santa Fe is definitely on my bucket list. That gym sounds really interesting.

  5. I can’t believe I’ve never visited Santa Fe. I’m sure I would love it! Looking forward to following your adventures there – enjoy!

  6. Haralee says:

    Sounds like a lovely few months! I love the food in NM!

  7. Rena says:

    You know you really need your awesome computer guru to come work side by side with you heehee! Have fun and send me a postcard! I love postcards!

  8. Maureen says:

    I haven’t been to Santa Fe before, will have to try to get there. Looks like a great time to experience for sure.

  9. Michelle Waller says:

    I think it is so cool to travel (and live) in different places for certain parts of the year. I have been thinking about moving to the beach during summer months, but that will take some saving up.

  10. Ellen Dolgen says:

    We went to Santa Fe this summer and just LOVED it! The people are wonderful………it is very zen there. The food was fantastic! We had dinner next to Robert Redford and his wife one night. I love him! Enjoy!

  11. Our Family World says:

    I have always wanted to visit Santa Fe. You’re lucky you get to live there for two months! I hope you get to have a great time there and touch more hearts who need healing.

  12. Diane says:

    This sounds like the place I need to go when the snow is falling here in Canada. Which it is. Right now. Sigh.

  13. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I have never been to Santa Fe but I have heard it is awesome! Have fun there this fall.

  14. Rosey says:

    I’d love to spend time in Santa Fe. How cool that you get to spend so much time there.

  15. I love Santa Fe! It is such a great place with so much to see and do. You are making me want to hop in the car and just drive! I hope you have a great trip!

  16. Kristi says:

    I’ve heard great things about the area and I love that you stay for an extended period of time, it means you get to truly immerse yourselves into the community. Enjoy it!

  17. Wendy Polisi says:

    It sounds like it’s a bit of a change of pace. Not too much but enough for a bit of fun and relaxing.

  18. I would love to do something like that. How did you like the change of houses this time around?

  19. Theresa says:

    I have never been to Santa Fe, but it sounds like a great place to visit. They do say the best way to experience a place is to actually live there like the locals instead of just passing through like a tourist so I hope you have a wonderful stay!

  20. Crystal says:

    Sounds like you’re going to have another great trip! I have driven through the area, but never spent an extended time touring and visiting. Sounds lovely!

  21. Liz Mays says:

    It’s cool that you’re able to head there each year for some cool experiences. It sounds like there are lots of opportunities to learn there.

  22. Wow! Sounds like you are going to have a great Fall! I’d love to see Santa Fe, definitely adding these to our future trips!

  23. That’s amazing! I would love to go to Santa Fe someday and just enjoy what the place to offer. It sounds great and I’m sure you’re going to have an awesome time there!

  24. Kiwi says:

    Wow this is an exciting journey to stay in Santa Fe for two months. Please snap lots of pictures I will be following.

  25. Linda Hobden says:

    Sounds fabulous! Santa Fe is on my bucket list ????

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