Monday, March 15, 2010

On the way to Santa Fe


We are off on Wednesday for a holiday in Santa Fe and this little owl is going with me. I don't very often make anything special for me, which is a little sad isn't it? Santa Fe is just a wee bit over 5 hours from home. We haven't been for a couple of years. Which is also a little bit sad given that Santa Fe is a lovely city and one our favourites. We're staying a block off the plaza in an old heritage hotel. Everything is within walking distance including Bead Fest Santa Fe. Peter has told me time and again that he can't imagine anything more wonderful than spending a day bead shopping. Do you think he is just humouring me? Probably, but I'm still looking forward to it.
But best of all will be a trip up to the chapel in Chimayo. No trip to Santa Fe is complete without a day trip there. Built in the early 1800's, it is steeped in legend and mystery surrounding a cross and the healing power of the earth it is built on. It is magical and I love it.
I'm going completely computer free on this excursion. So, I'll be on a little blogger holiday over the next week. If I can remember my camera, I'll bring back some photos for you.
Have a lovely week everyone.

21 comments:

Judy said...

I am so envious...your holiday sounds just wonderful! I hope you have a lovely time and pictures are a must!!

Tammy and Rob said...

Enjoy your trip to Santa Fe LeAnn! I am so glad you get to go to the Santuario de Chimayo, Rob and I are trying to get down there to do the pilgramage next month. He has some pieces in the gift shop there, oh, and make sure you visit the remodeled Santo Nino Chapel!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Oh have a wonderful time! Love the lil owl...he's so cute!

Carol B said...

Have a wonderful trip. I'm looking forward to some great Santa Fe and Chimayo pictures.

kelleysbeads said...

Safe travels, LeAnn! I hope your little owl brings you luck in finding marvelous bargains at the Beadfest :)

SueBeads said...

Have a wonderful time, LeAnn! I'm glad you made yourself something! Your owls are wonderful! What a nice husband - even if he doesn't mean it!!!!! Lucky you going to the bead fest too!

sharon said...

Ohhh, I will be thinking of you there, especially in the chapel....that will be marvelous! Have a fantastic trip LeAnn, I can't wait to hear all about it!
The owl necklace is wonderful!

The Joy of Nesting said...

First off Miss LeAnn,

Your little owl is just toooo cute to be left at home besides I think she makes the most perfect Guardian Owl, she already has her wings!! :)

Now can you see that green sheen on your monitor screen???? That is my envious green skin reflecting off the monitor!! Oh how lucky can one girl get??? Santa Fe and their bead fest!!!! TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!!! What you can't??? Okaaaay then at least stroke (hmmm that sounds a bit...you know) a few lushcious beads for me!!

Have a waonderful time stay safe and we'll be waiting for a full report with pics when you get back!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Cindy said...

LeAnn...you are going to have such an amazing time!!! LUCKY!!! I would love to visit Sante Fe...never been there and I've heard so many wonderful things. Your owl pendant is SO sweet...such an original design, and I just love it!
Cindy

stregata said...

Love your little owl! Have a wonderful trip and take lots of pictures. I would love to see Santa Fe!

Kella said...

Have a great time, I look forward to seeing lots of photos, so I hope you remember to pack your camera.

Alice said...

Sounds like a lovely trip! Can't wait to see pictures.

Enjoy!

Barbara Lewis said...

OMG, I so wish I was going with you. I have some dirt from Chimayo in a pottery jar I made.. The whole experience of the Chapel was so moving. I don't know what makes New Mexico so special ... maybe it's because when you're outside you can see such great expanses of landscape or it's something mystical that is better not questioned.

Marie Cramp said...

Have fun LeAnn!! I hope he is not just humouring you, it would be nice to have such a husband! :)
Have a great time

Rosanne said...

what fun you're gonna have. Just keep thinking Peter is serious...I pretend with Geary all the time...lol!

Tam Hess said...

I just discovered your blog! Love it! AND OH OH OH I love owls!! :) Have a great time on your trip. xoxo

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I love Santa Fe, it's one of my favorite places, and being close to the square is heaven. If the diner is still there, have a cup of coffee there for me, it's been a long time since I walked those streets. Have FUN but who could avoid that in such a lovely place, say HI to Canyon Road for me...

Esther said...

Bon voyage!! enjoy your hollidays dear LeAnn!! sure tht this little pendant will protect you!

Michelle Mach said...

Have a wonderful time! Love the owl pendant!

ya said...

不勞而獲的事情,並沒有價值 ..................................................

Pretty Things said...

That's just gorgeous. I've always wanted to go somewhere west (I never thought California really counted).