Morning in Santa Fe

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 35mm, f/2, 1/105 sec, ISO1250
“Christmas-Style” Santa Fe, 2021

One of the things we were looking forward to was to eat some New Mexican food in Santa Fe. Last’s night’s meal was yummy, but this morning’s breakfast was off-the-charts! Cafe Pasqual’s is in the historic part of town, so you really get that Santa Fe vibe. The interior of the restaurant is cool and fun and the menu is filled with delicious-sounding treats.

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 35mm, f/2, 1/105 sec, ISO800
“New Mexico Decorations” Santa Fe, 2021

I ordered the Trout Hash with poached eggs. It was excellent. Mariko ordered the tofu-chorizon breakfast burrito, Christmas-style (both red and green sauces) and it was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. It was so good! The burrito was massive but we really cleaned up and ate everything on the plate. Definitely recommended!

After stuffing ourselves, we walked around the area and did a little shopping before hitting the road. Another long drive was in store for us as we traveled into Colorado for an afternoon visit to Mesa Verde National Park. Here are a few more photos from Santa Fe:

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/1100 sec, ISO640
“Cafe Pasqual’s” Santa Fe, 2021
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/3.6, 1/160 sec, ISO640
“Window Shopping” Santa Fe, 2021
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 28.9mm, f/5, 1/210 sec, ISO640
“Street Art” Santa Fe, 2021

Start of Vacation – Texas to New Mexico

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/6.4, 1/1500 sec, ISO200
“New Mexico Sign” Texico, 2021

Today was the start of our road-trip vacation to New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah. The first leg of the journey took us through north Texas (not quite up to the panhandle). We saw plenty of cotton fields and had to stop and take a few photos. The cotton was so clean and soft. Amazing!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO200
“Cotton” Roscoe, 2021

After a short lunch (sushi!) in the town of Snyder, Texas, we made our way across the border and into New Mexico at the town of Texico. Of course we had to take a photo of the sign, which was not so pretty, as well as the water tower which was much more photogenic (first photo).

After that it was a long push towards Santa Fe, where we checked into our hotel and then headed to Café Castro for a yummy meal of New Mexican Steak and Carne Adovada. It was served with a side of sopapillas and honey. I asked the waiter how to eat them, and he said you can put honey on (or in) it and have as a dessert, or just eat as you would a tortilla with the meal. The sopapilla was really good and it was the first time that I had it not as a dessert. I highly recommend Café Castro. We left very satisfied.

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/40 sec, ISO400
“Dinner in New Mexico” Santa Fe, 2021

One of the cool things about the drive was that the sky was full of cloud activity, which is heaven for a cloud enthusiast like myself. 😀

Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/5, 1/420 sec, ISO200
“Clouds” New Mexico, 2021
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-E4, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/600 sec, ISO200
“Clouds” New Mexico, 2021

I even set up the GoPro to get a Timewarp “drive-lapse” video. Enjoy!