This past weekend I went on my third annual weekend trip with Neera and Janet. Since we graduated college and moved to different parts of the country, we try to find one weekend a year to get away and hang out together. It's always lots of fun - seeing a new city and having lots of uninterrupted time to chat with good friends.
This year we decided to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico. We got a good deal on Bishop's Lodge Resort (through www.travelzoo.com top 20 deals - check it out if you haven't already). We had a nice room with a balcony and a fireplace.
We were each coming from different cities (Chicago, Dallas, and Washington, DC) but booked flights that would land in Albuquerque within 10 minutes of each other. Unbelievably, it actually worked, and we all arrived on time - with nobody waiting more than a couple minutes for the others.
We drove to Santa Fe and went downtown to grab some food. We ate Southwestern food almost every day - lots of red and green chiles and tostada chips. Our first meal was at Ore House on the plaza.
Then it turned out that Friday night was free museum night from 5-8pm. We first went to the Georgia O'Keefe museum. She's a famous artist who painted lots of flowers, southwestern scenes, and abstracts. We also went to the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Palace of the Governors.
We had a really great dinner at a restaurant on the Plaza called "The Shed". It included a green chile burrito and red chile enchilada with corn tortilla. Yum.