Seven more hours of driving and we arrived in Santa Fe just in time for lunch on the patio of the famous Inn of the Anasazi.
After a few bland beers in AZ, this nut brown tasted awesome!
Matt and I split buffalo sliders, chili fries, and tuna tacos for a late lunch snack.
Everything tasted really good, but nothing stood out (especially after how spoiled we have been over the past few days.)
Below is a pic of our b & b room: it’s very authentic and quite charming. The staff have also been really nice. After two nice resorts though, the inn felt just a bit too rustic.
I took a quick nap and then ran a mile. My cold from last week seems to have turned into a cough, so I really wasn’t feeling too hot last night. We managed to do a little walking around and then discovered live music on the plaza.
It’s sooooo beautiful here!!! The weather has been cool and breezy and I love the Spanish/European vibe of this city.
The plaza was the happening place to be, especially for dogs.
We settled into a rooftop seat at the Marble Brewery. A couple of people recommended this place, but no one mentioned it has a roof deck that overlooks the plaza!!!
I ordered five oz pours of the red ale, wildflower wheat, and the oatmeal stout. All were great! What a fun tap room.
The main event was prawns over New Mexican fry bread and green rice with a red chili sauce and a watermelon salad. Wow! You never known with non-traditional mexican entrees (not quesadillas, burritos, chimi’s, enchiladas), but this was unique and flavorful. The sauce was hot, but I ordered a milk:)
And once last prickly pear (in frozen form this time), because I know I can’t get these on the east coast.
Long day + margaritas + mexican food = straight to bed:)
Oh, and happy birthday to Lauren today!!!