We made it to Santa Fe by about 2:30 and spent the next 5 or so hours unpacking, settling the dogs and then shopping for food among the million others doing the same. The traffic was tough in town, and the parking lots were enough to drive us to drink. I guess I should have expected it the eve of Christmas eve. We managed to get almost everything on our list and make it back to the casita in one piece. The only disappointment was that there isn't a real evergreen wreath to be had in the entire city. We don't put up a tree here, it isn't our house and I'm (read - Dave) not interested in dragging all the necessary decorations along with us. To give the casita at least the smell of pine I wanted to find a wreath........sigh.
The third best thing (behind a real tree, and a wreath) is a flower arrangement filled with pine boughs and I did manage to find that so I'm happy.
Jesse and Erin are on their way from Denver and, after a bowl of soup in front of the fire, we'll walk down to Canyon Road to experience the traditional Christmas Eve Farolito Walk. Merry Christmas to you all.
|waiting for Jesse....|