Children’s Museum of Santa Fe (Santa Fe)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

If you are traveling with kids and they need to blow off some steam in an air-conditioned environment then you won't find a better place than the Children's Museum of Santa Fe.  On a hot summer day this place was a godsend.  The kids got to run around in a self contained environment with tons of stuff to keep them busy and the moms got to catch a break, have some adult conversation, answer emails and just … [Read more...]

Loretto Chapel (Santa Fe)

Loretto Chapel

Around the corner from the oldest house is The Loretto Chapel, another quick thing to check out. As legend has it, the Loretto church needed a new staircase when it just so happened a traveling carpenter came to town. He built the staircase, which goes against all the rules of engineering and stands miraculously without any support from a center post. No one knows how it was done or the identity of the mysterious … [Read more...]

Oldest House in the USA (Santa Fe)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

Apparently there is some discrepancy as to whether or not this really is the oldest house in the USA, but that’s what the sign said. Here’s what we found out: The house was originally constructed as a part of the Pueblo de Analco—a Pueblo Indian community that existed in what is now Santa Fe, New Mexico. While the exact date of construction is unknown, it was probably constructed some time in the Thirteenth … [Read more...]

Rodeo De Santa Fe (Santa Fe)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

The Rodeo De Santa Fe is a seasonal show that takes place during the summer, so make sure you check ahead if you’re hoping to catch this authentic rodeo experience! We had actually planned our trip to coincide with it and I am so glad because it's something none of us will ever forget. It was so memorable as none of us had ever been to a real rodeo—and this is as real as it gets. First out the gate were the … [Read more...]

State Capitol Building (Santa Fe)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

The New Mexico State Capitol Building in Santa Fe was not what we expected.  It's pretty modern and unlike most statehouses that we've seen.  Unfortunately as we got there when it was closed so we missed checking out the inside.  Here are a few interesting facts though.  The New Mexico statehouse is the only round state capitol building in the U.S. and it was designed to resemble the Zia Sun Symbol with four … [Read more...]