Natalie and I have only had two full days in Santa Fe, but it feels longer and more magical. While we have done a ton of really fun stuff, as you will see, the most important thing has been the time we have to just be together, to talk, listen, reflect, support, encourage and to eat. All of that is even more magical than the beautiful city that we are in.
Here's just a glimpse of our Monday:
We took a Taco cooking class at the Santa Fe Cooking School. We made several kinds of taco fillings, salsa, corn tortillas and flour tortillas. We both loved it:
Once we left, it was threatening to rain. Happily, we were both interested in going to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. I love her art and I knew a bit about her, but I learned so much more. I think I am more interested in her as a person, than I am in her art:
And then we went shopping. I had a few things on my list of things I would like to bring home from Santa Fe. I wanted to find a sterling silver thunderbird with a small piece of turquoise, but that was almost impossible to find. The ones we did locate were all too large. I also wanted to buy myself a nice piece of jewelry, but I was not at all sure what I actually wanted since I don't wear much jewelry. (I am working on changing that kind of thing about myself.) Natalie did not really have anything she was looking for. She was just happy to be encouraging to me and enjoy our time together.
As we excited, we discovered that the sky was a intense, magical color. I took this photo, which is not actually very good, that I think captures the beauty of the day we spent together. It was an entirely satisfying day.