We took them all over downtown Santa Fe and to our favorite local restaurants, including Whoo's Donuts, which is definitely in my top 15 favorite things about Santa Fe. Maybe in the top 10 because their Boston Cream donuts (top row) are to die for as is their Dulce de Leche (third row).
Now that we are all hungry, let's move on to some sightseeing reports------
One of the nearby towns I have wanted to visit is Las Vegas, NM, located about an hour from Santa Fe on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. So my parents and I took a day trip to do some sightseeing. Las Vegas is a great historic downtown with shops, restaurants, museums, and a town plaza.
|Las Vegas, NM train depot|
|Historic fire station|
|Historic Kiva Theater|
Las Vegas has an amazingly intact historic Fred Harvey hotel right next to the train depot. It's called the Hotel Casteñada and is being rehabilitated for use as a hotel again. I can't wait to see the completed project in a year or two. This photo only shows half of the building, the building is U-shaped with another wing.
Many films and movies were filmed in Las Vegas
including one of my favorites--the Coen brothers movie "No Country for Old Men" at the Plaza Hotel.
Currently, the TV series "Longmire" is being filmed again in Las Vegas and Santa Fe. You may recognize this building as the county courthouse in the show, which takes place in Durant, WY (left half of building). On the right half of the building is ThreadBear Quilt Shop.
I just loved this shop and hope to return again soon. They have a good varied selection of fabrics, patterns, & notions; friendly staff; good prices; and a good selection of knitting supplies and yarn too.
Mom and I were lucky to find some older French General lines for projects we are working on. Mom picked out some French General fabrics for a new project she is working on (a Bunny Hill snowman quilt). And I snagged some sought-after Rouenneries to make a new purse.