Catherine - Brewery and then Meow Wolf. What the heck is Meow Wolf. It sounds like two nouns pulled out of the hat and that’s exactly how Meow Wolf got its name.
Kathryn and I arrived at Trailer Ranch RV Resort which is a basic RV park that’s an 8.00 – 15.00 USD Uber/Lyft rides in to town. (www.trailerranch.com). Once settled in we decided upon what to do tonight. I had googled what to do and Meow Wolf came up. Meow Wolf is this crazy permanent art installation in what used to be a bowling alley. I wondered how such an amazing space could be created as art always gets the back burner on funding, but, per Wikipedia and the Lyft taxi driver, George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones author) contributed substantial funds to ensure that Meow Wolf came to life. Although Game of Thrones has never been our thing, we both like Mr. Martin a lot more!
Before Meow Wolf we went to a Duel Brewing (www.duelbrewing.com, chosen because it is ½ a block away from the venue.). It was an attractive, small brewery with 10 plus beers on tap, local wines and non-alcoholic beverages. Kathryn had a taster flight and enjoyed the crazy named HMWA FIACFW III the best. She enjoyed them all but I made her choose a favourite. We had great meat and cheese boards before heading to Meow Wolf. (www.meowwolf.com)
Santa Fe Downtown and Canyon Road.
I had never been to Santa Fe, but had heard it is an arts community. That is an understatement! Canyon Road (www.visitcanyonroad.com) is ½ mile of art galleries on both sides of the street. What is interesting is that it is a historic district and the galleries are all in these quirky houses turned gallery spaces.
Later we went to the downtown Santa Fe Christmas light up. Little did we know that Santa Fe is famous for its Christmas season. We saw the farolitos (little bags of sand and candles) lit up, got photo-bombed by Santa Claus and watched the community come together to kick off the holidays. That evening we happened upon a fun bar called La Catina (www.lacasasena) where the wait staff takes turns singing songs to the piano. We heard a song from Wicked, a Christmas Tune and Hallelujah.
The next day before we left we drove the motorhome down to the local market. Parking wasn’t easy for a motorhome so I got out and Kathryn found parking. It was better that way for our relationship : ). We bought some fresh vegetables, a loaf of bread for $10USD and even crazier, a dozen eggs for $8USD. Granted they are amazing, and we understand the difference between mass produced and making a living as a farmer. It really shows the challenge of feeding a family and wanting fresh product. A compromise I guess will always be required. A very special treat for sure! (www.santafefarmersmarket.com)
Narnia - I posed for four sculptors while in Santa Fe. Some took artistic license with my tail, but I think they look pretty good!