July 12, 2014 Last night we arrived in Santa Fe around 8pm. It had been a very long drive from Glenwood Springs so it was wonderful to finally get out of the car. We met our Airbnb host – Nova – who was awesome. We were her first guests! She gave us a great recommendation for New Mexican food so we left the house for a short evening on the town. We had a delicious dinner at Tomasita’s – huge portions with a nice margarita really hit the spot. Full of food we parked near the Plaza and wandered around. The Plaza is at the center of Santa Fe’s downtown and has been for almost 400 years. There are several shops, bars, hotels, and restaurants. We ended up having drinks at a rooftop bar, Rooftop Cantina. Since I was on my third margarita by that point we called it a night when the bar closed and went back to our room.
This morning we got up fairly early (6:45) and hit the road. The only high point of our drive so far was a stop in Fort Sumner at Billy the Kid’s grave. William Bonney, or Billy the Kid, was rumored to have killed 21 men – one for each year of his life. He was captured in New Mexico and sentenced to hang but escaped killing two guards. He was shot to death three months later by Sheriff Pat Garrett, the same sheriff who had arrested him earlier.
After visiting Billy the Kid we mostly had an uneventful car ride. We stopped in Lubbock for lunch and left a couple of beers at our friend, Jason’s. Then we continued the long, long journey to Cedar Park ending up at my parents’ house around 8:30pm.
Now we begin the process of saying goodbye and starting a new journey in Korea. We’ll keep updating the blog with our new adventures – so stayed tuned!