Day trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a Epic Fail in the Mountains
In today's video we are going to explore, Santa, Fe New, Mexico. And, then that, lost in the Rocky Mountains. Riding. Riding, riding, with. My, RB, my RV. Wherever. -. You. Guys haven't, bring in. Miami. Let's. Begin by driving, up to Santa, Fe New. Mexico's, capital. I'm. Starting to see some Adobe. Style buildings, so we must be getting close. Actually. Let's, park right here here. I parked two dollars an hour not too bad, Hotel made to look like. An. Ancient Pueblo. Here. We have the Loretto, Chapel, famous. For its miraculous, spiral, staircase, which, seems. To defy, the laws of physics and, we, are going to see it here in a bit. This. Was actually the first gothic. Building, west of the Mississippi, and built in the 1870s. It's. Only $3, to see it so that's, reasonable. Nowadays. The chapel only works as a museum. And for special events, like weddings. There. There's, the miraculous, stare in the back the. Fact that it has no central, pole to support it is what, makes it so peculiar, it, is also supposed to be a remarkable, feat, of woodworking, especially. With the crude hand, tools, of the era in which it was constructed. It's. Silver. Here. We have another look at the gothic facade, and this. Nice, Park here with all the wind spinners. I continued. Walking around admiring, all, the quirky, art everywhere. And. I think maybe I made a scheduling, mistake again, because, the town is pretty much deserted, here. Was my plan I see a bit of Santa Fe in the morning then, have lunch and then go to the Taos Pueblo which, is about an hour and a half away I think, maybe I should have reversed it and don't house in, the morning and then Santa Fe in the afternoon, when, it is more lively and it, seems, like it might be a really touristy, area, at the right time, which, is not, right now, here's. The son of a plaza. And check. Out an old GMC. I love. Those old motorhomes. I. Continue. Walking around the plaza, admiring. All the Adobe's style buildings. This one in particular is, the palace of the governor's with, some Native American, craft, vendors outside. Inside. It. Is a museum, but, I didn't feel like paying for the full tour man in the museum, mood, today, it. Is actually, in the oldest, continuously, occupied public. Building, in the United States believed. To have been constructed in, around, 1610. And lots. Of, Native, American, crafts. Lots. Of museums, in, this area. I. Continued. Walking, around. Wandering. Into this interior, patios. Here, this, one a shop, called, the rainbow, man. Here's. One of the restaurants. That I'm actually considering. For, lunch later, today. Let's. Go and see the cathedral, this. Building, here with the colorful, columns, is the contemporary Native. American, Art Museum. In, there. It is, the Cathedral, Basilica of, Saint Francis of Assisi, commonly. Known as just the, Saint Francis, Cathedral, the. Romanesque Revival building. Dates back to the 1880s, built. On the site of an older, Adobe style church which was called la parroquia. There's. A st. Francis, surrounded. By all the saints of the new world. Here's. The very ornate, Our, Lady of the Rosary chapel. Well. Yeah that was the cathedral is very beautiful inside and. Let's. Continue exploring, it's very quiet today Healing. The. Sense of hey. Welcome. To explore and we'll see what we, can find. Diego. The Rodriguez sapota. In. This area we encounter, a bunch of art galleries, as we walk towards Canyon, Road which, is supposedly, an, artsy, neighborhood around. Here. Here. We have the New Mexico, School for the Arts how. Appropriate huh. It. Turns out however, that. People don't usually go out to look at art in the morning who. Would have thought. Not, this Canyon, Road is listed as one of the top things to do hearing.
In. Santa Fe is. Very very eerie feeling that there's nobody on the streets absolutely. No one. Well, I've seen the real ones all over the place here in the city. Apparently. This is the river and. There. The. River is kind of frozen, beer. This. Is the famous desert, in where the Santa Fe bite is located. Government. Building New Mexico State. Land, Office. Here. We have it the New Mexico, State. Let's. Continue exploring, and, there is what is called the family sculpture. Here, in front, of the Capitol also called the Roundhouse. Well. If you are into colorful, Native American, garments, there, is plenty of that here. The, chilli house. Let's. Go find something to eat with. Chilies, in it preferably. But. That cuz I seen a place looked fancy. So let's, check out the, shed. One, more time, well. I'm gonna begin with a local. IPA, yes, it is my tradition, now and it. Is very nice here good service, I am, having the carne, adovada mmm, very spicy. Ok. Let's, go. That. Was by far the spiciest. Meal, I've ever had, get. Back to the car. Funny. Thing as. I get ready to leave town it, is getting livelier, around, here they, even have live mariachi, music at the Plaza now. But, wait that's la, bikina one, of my favorite, Mexican songs, there's, something about the cadence, and the harmonic, progressions. And the rhythm. Well. As much as I am enjoying the, music I'm. Gonna have to get going, I've got more stuff to show you how. About we go to the oldest, house not, only here in Santa Fe but in the whole entire, United, States. The. Oldest house in the USA from. 1646. We enter through the gift shop. This. Section, here is an 800. Year old adobe. House, although. The tree rings dated, the house to about, 1646. It is believed this, part of the structure itself might. Be older, even, dating, back to the 1200. S. That. Was the oldest house in the USA how cool is that. Serendipitously. It just happened to. Device. Late. Taos. Pueblo may, close within one hour of when you arrive, head. Southeast, on east of Vargas Street toward orchard Drive there, I know I should have done Taos Pueblo earlier, but. Now. I've got less than an hour. Well. I changed my mind we. Are not going to Taos after, all perhaps. Another, trip. Actually. A viewer, recommended. This place in the mountains called, tent, rocks so. I'm going to try and make it there. This. Is cold in Los Alamos, and they just asked me for my ID. Of. Course, Los, Alamos you, know where, they invented, the atomic bomb, and. I was just oblivious, when I passed the checkpoint, who. Knows what kind of secrets, military, stuff they're making. Here at these days, by. The way we are really going up in elevation here. More. Research, should, have gone into this for sure. There's. Some, local wildlife. So. Cool. My. Altimeter says, that we are 8,000. Feet above sea, level. Then. 8900. We're. Really way up, here. This, is called a, fire. Grande. Of. Course we still have. Quite. A bit of snow here on the side of the road. I'm supposed to turn left here. But I think, we may have a problem the. Road seems, to be closed. Yeah. That's. A fail of epic, proportions, after so much driving. But hey at, least we get to see the snow and the.
Mountains And. The pretty scenery, and the. Highest, old Kia has ever been for sure. Let's. Go back to Albuquerque, actually. The RV park is in a suburb called Bernalillo. Now. Going, through the hay más Pueblo, here. And. Yeah we're stuck behind the school bus our, luck, will, be there soon. The. Sights of the Sandia, Mountains means. We are getting, really close and, I would love to show you Albuquerque. Today you, know but I have, so much to, show you we. Are going to do that on the next video. If. You have enjoyed traveling. With us and make sure you are subscribed and, check, out my other videos, also, share, it with your friends, spread the word and leave me a comment now, if you really, really liked it you have a chance to show your support at patreon.com, slash, traveling, Robert as always, thank, you so much for watching and see you on the road.