Our own little tourist season at Casa Stella Bella Quilts has started this month too. This past week, E. (Mr. SBQ's son) arrived from Georgia and spent a week site-seeing around town and sampling a lot of wonderful New Mexican food. I joked that I was going to have E. eat his weight in green chile before he left LOL! We had breakfast burritos at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market, huevos rancheros at the Burrito Company, fajitas on the Plaza, and green chile cheeseburgers just to name a few examples. (Good thing we did a lot of walking to and from downtown to wear off all that food LOL!)
|My favorite dish is Salvadoran-- steak pupusa and chicken tamale in a banana leaf|
|Tres leches cake which we started devouring before I remembered to take a photo|
Santa Fe is home to about 10 wonderful museums right in town. We are slowing making our way through them. On a gorgeous Friday afternoon, we took E. to visit the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture. A short distance from downtown is Museum Hill, where several museums and the botanical garden are grouped together. This makes a great way to see lots in a day or a few exhibits here and there. The Indian arts museum has an amazing permanent collection of Pueblo Indian pottery and we saw two special exhibits--Native American Portraits (historic photographs including some by Edward Curtis) and Turquoise, Water, Sky (an amazing exhibit of turquoise jewelry). No photographs allowed inside but here's some photos of the sculptures and gardens outside.
|Museum of Indian Arts & Culture|
We were sad to see E. go back to Georgia after a fun-filled week. Hope he can visit again soon.
Time to prepare for our next guests. This Friday, my parents are coming from Michigan for a two week visit with their travel trailer and their dog Shiloh. I can't wait! During their visit, we'll be celebrating my mom's retirement and her birthday weekend too. I'll post photos of our adventures and hopefully some quilt shop visits (wink!)