On The Road to Rt. 66 - Santa Fe NM to Albuquerque NM

Santa Fe New Mexico has to be one of the most charming cities I’ve ever seen.  From the historic adobe architecture to the hundreds of art galleries, it is a feast for the eyes.

We began our day with a visit to the Georgia O’Keeffe Musuem, which houses the largest number of works from this iconic artist in the world!  

I have been a Georgia O'Keeffe aficionado for as long as I can remember - especially since my world class art photographer uncle, Malcolm Varon, had an opportunity to spend time with O’Keeffe, taking pictures of her, as well as her artwork. 

Imagine my surprise, and delight not only seeing Malcolm’s name in the short movie credits, but also on several prints, books and calendars in the gift shop!  So proud to be related to this incredibly talented photographer!

We continued to enjoy this picture perfect day walking around the plaza, taking in the sites and sounds, and lunch at an outdoor cafe.

Of course we couldn’t leave Santa Fe until I found a little somethin’ somethin’ for myself!

We got back on the road, headed to Albuquerque - our next stop on Rt. 66.  The bright sunshine was quickly replaced with clouds - ominous clouds as we continued south. Radar showed some fast-moving storms, along with flash flood alerts! We decided to stay on I-25 most of the way, just in case!  

Fortunately the heavy storms missed us, and we made our way safely to Albuquerque, back on Rt. 66! 

Tomorrow we explore the history, culture and Rt. 66 significance of this famed southwestern city.