Santa Fe Journals

Around Santa Fe

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A travel journal to Santa Fe by SeenThat

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Quote: Northern New Mexico is home to many Pueblos, a Spanish word used for the indigenous people. Springs and trails, archaeological sites and living Pueblos offering the best of their heritage, a small stream called "Rio Grande" (Big River) and an awesome desert await to the travelers.

Around Santa Fe

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Overview

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Ojo Caliente and Pusi Complex: A bit more than an hour north from Santa Fe through Road 285 is the Ojo Caliente-Posi complex. Ojo Caliente means "hot eye" or "hot well" in Spanish and is a gorgeous mineral spring offering seven pools, created from the water originating in a subterranean volcanic aquifer. Nearby, is Posi-Ouinge, or "Greenness Pueblo" in the Tewa language, an abandoned settlement dating back seven hundred years and related to a reunification story. An Apache Circle: this journal entry tells the story of my meeting with Shanadii, Geronimo’s granddaughter, her invitation to participate in an Apache religious ceremony, and the ceremony itself. A walk through Tesuque Canyon: A s...Read More

Lamy Station Cafe

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Restaurant | "Lamy Station Café"

Lamy Station Cafe Photo, Lamy, New Mexico
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Preparing the last leg of my current USA trip, I arrived at Lamy during a weekday morning in order to coordinate my Amtrak trip. Stopping for a coffee at the attractive Lamy Station Café was inevitable. Startlingly, despite that there were no trains in sight, I wasn’t the only customer there.LamyThe town of Lamy was created in 1879 when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad decided to skip Santa Fe and to place its main New Mexico station in Albuquerque. Located roughly eighteen miles southwest of Santa Fe, Lamy Station serves since then the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 3, 2008

Lamy Station Cafe

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(505) 466-1904

Tesuque Canyon

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Attraction

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Dark yellow sand and low bushes dominate Santa Fe’s arid, unfriendly landscape; however, around the town are several spots of greenery easing a stay in the town. One of those is the Tesuque Canyon, located less than 8km from Santa Fe’s central plaza. There is no public transport to be seen in its direction; thus, the only way to reach it is to drive a car from the central plaza along the Bishop’s Lodge Road until the humble blue sign advertising the place. Once in the narrow inner road, it is better to continue until the sign prohibiting further advance; otherwise, the walk to the entrance will consume much of the strength needed for the canyon. There is no entrance fee and the first kilometer...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 30, 2006

Tesuque Canyon

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Ojo Caliente and Posi

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A bit more than an hour north from Santa Fe through Road 285 is the Ojo Caliente-Posi complex. To arrive there, a car is essential, since there is not a friendly system of public transport in the surroundings. The only place for confusion is at the town of Española, where the road makes an unexpected and poorly marked turn. To check the trajectory, note that you must cross the bridge over the Rio Grande, and a few kilometers later, another one over the Rio Chama. However, missing the Rio Grande Bridge will result in a visit to Taos, in itself another attractive location in the area. Ojo Caliente means "hot eye" or "hot well" in Spanish and is a gorgeous mineral spring offering seven pools, ...Read More

An Apache Fire Circle

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Story/Tip

Apache Circle Photo, New Mexico, United States
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During my travels, I always try to visit Lutheran churches whenever possible. People who had heard about me usually invite me to speak, to give a lesson or just for a homey lunch; however, Santa Fe, being the Different City, prepared a very unusual experience for me. "Hello, there is someone who wants to meet you," I was told in my third week in one of the local temples. Following a short talk, I found that I’ve been invited for lunch in one of the suburbs by Shanadii, Geronimo’s granddaughter. Not knowing who Geronimo was, I used the trip to get a brief update by the brothers who invited me and shortly after we arrived to a large house surrounded by a forest of pines, majestic Ponderosas and stu...Read More