|Santa Fe Day 1-2 Girl Power
||[Apr. 1st, 2011|10:01 pm]
Quotes of the day|
"You know what they say, you can't polish a turd" - Californication
"This version of bruschetta offends our sense of what a bruschetta should be" - Masha (at Secreto bar)
"I'm so relaxed I could die right now" - Polina (at Thousand Waves Spa)
We are up at the crack of dawn every day here thanks to the time change. Our first morning began with a yummy breakfast at "The Grove" in Albuquerque, where eggs were complimented by most wonderful things like asparagus and cheese. Then, on to our official exercise of this vacation - hiking at the Kasha Katuwa park. Three and a half hours of semi-strenuous physical activity with some steep vertical incline was sure to make us hungry again. Tapas were sure to hit the spot at La Boca (where bruschetta was served in a bowl with truffle oil and tasted phenominal but had obviously never met the real bruschetta). Santa Fe graced us with wonderful weather, 70s and sunny, perfect for strolling and enjoying all the pretty curvy buildings. Stopping by for a jalapeno-salted martini and crappy appetizers at Secreto Bar at St. Francis Hotel, we decided to take the party back to our b&b. Of course, no evening could be complete without an exhorbiant amount of wine, a good old-fashioned pillow fight, and Californication.
Enough exercise, today is all about relaxation. I mean, we are a bunch of overworked overstressed mamas! Massages for everyone at the Thousand Waves spa! Then, reconvene again at the Shoji private bath. Lounging naked in the middle of the forest is just my thing, very, very relaxing. Of course, all this relaxation is hunger-inducing. On to lunch at Jambo cafe (afro-caribbean yumminess). We keep missing the shopping hours, how annoying! The gallery hop did not provide the promised wine and cheese but was a very enjoyable walk with lots of outside sculpture art (I'd love to install some of it in my yard!)
Let's see where the evening will lead... More wine, cheese, pillow fights?