Wednesday, April 27, 2011


in january, mark and i went on a last minute ski trip to santa fe, new mexico with our friends, brent and shadia.

we spent most of our time skiing at ski santa fe which is located about 20 minutes outside of the city, in the santa fe national forest. the skiing was pretty good, especially for the prices. and it was so beautiful! after a few days of skiing, we had about a half of a day to roam around the city before we drove back to texas.

if there was one thing i could change about our trip, it would have been to have more time to explore the city. every building there is made of adobe, which was totally weird, but neat at the same time. and very picturesque. santa fe (the capital of new mexico) is full of unique and local restaurants, shops, antique shops, museums, and has a large arts district.

we stayed at a super cheap hotel, the lamplighter inn, which had kitchenettes in the rooms (including an oven and a stove). this helped us not have to spend so much money eating out; after skiing, we would come back to the inn to cook and relax. the only place we ate at was called the cafe ole, a coffee shop that also had sandwiches, soups, salads, tacos, brunch, and more. it was very good.

 of course i had to include one of mark falling (hehe):
and here's the gang -- brent, shadia, me, and mark:

a few from downtown santa fe:

[All photos were taken in January 2011.]


  1. I've been to Albuquerque, but never Santa I'll have to.

  2. Love the scenery! So beautiful! Great sunflare shots. I've never visited Santa Fe, but did go to other parts of NM. I guess we missed out on a great place.

    Thanks for sharing your world with us at Communal Global. =)

  3. What a fun time. What beautiful pictures. I just love them! You captured your trip so perfectly.

  4. Wow, great pics! We used to live in Colorado and I miss all the evergreens. Love your shots of the adobe buildings - gorgeous!

  5. These are awesome! I never associate the SW and skiing! My mom was in Sante Fe this winter and loved it! Thanks for sharing!


  6. Awww these are beautiful. I used to live in Santa Fe, and these pics make me miss it :) Your photography is beautiful, thanks for sharing it!