Gila to Santa Fe – Day 9 of our Southwest Road Trip

This morning we left the ranch we were staying at near Gila and headed to Santa Fe. A bit down the road we saw a sign for a bakery and coffee shop. We couldn’t resist stopping for coffee and cinnamon roles. 


Next we did a hike along the Continental Divide Trail. 


The highlight of the day was seeing the Very Large Array (VLA).  It is 27 giant radio telescopes spread out along three legs of a Y. They work together to ‘see’ and study object in space. They can be moved over a system of railway tracks to get  different types of images. 

We are staying at the Hotel Santa Fe. The meal we had in their restaurant was fabulous. We started out with the corn vichyssoise. 


Then I had the salmon on a blackberry slaw and polenta and Duke had the beef tenderloin. 


Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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