Saturday, October 3, 2009

Last Day in Santa Fe

We went out to the build site for our last day working with Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity. It was a really fun morning because everyone that wanted to was swinging hammers. Some of us got to get on the walls and help put up rafters.At lunch, Maggie (Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity -SFHFH Executive Director) came out and thanked everyone and the Care-A-Vanners in particular for the help and work during the last two weeks. It was a very nice gesture.
After lunch Pam and I went back to the Gomez house with Eliza (Santa Fe local volunteer construction supervisor) and finished putting up a small section of the latilla aka 'coyote fence'.Then we went back to the Roadrunner, dumped the tanks, did some packing and went downtown to Santa Fe. We went to the Plaza where the museums are free after 5:00 on Fridays. We toured the recently opened New Mexico History Museum (sorry no pictures inside allowed) and to the Palace of Governors. Both were very well done and worth the time to see.
Back in the late 60's I went to high school a few blocks from downtown Santa Fe. We found a place that still served Frito Pies. A small bag of Fritos corn chips, three heaps of chili, some shredded cheese (all in the bag) and we called it dinner!
We sat on a plaza bench and watched the tourists for a while.

Then we went over to see Shelly and Lucky (Care-A-Vanners) from Colorado who are at another campground, and said our good-byes.

Next, we came back home and I finished copying some CDs of photos I will give to our fellow Care-A-Vanners before we leave this morning.

Hasta la vista, Santa Fe--hola Texas! --- our next stop.

Thanks for checking out the Roadrunner Chronicles. See you next time.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on a job well done! Thanks for posting the pics of all the work you were doing there, it was very interesting to see.