Santa Fe, City Different

Santa Fe, New Mexico. City Different, so the slogan goes. And indeed, when strolling around the historic Plaza past the chic clothing and extravagant jewelry stores, one notices immediately the staggering difference to the world beyond this oldest capital city of the United States. Maybe it’s the dry desert air coming over the Sangre de…

Got My Kicks on Route 66

A nice place to stop halfway between Long Beach and Santa Fe is the charming town of Williams right on Route 66. Located at 6762 feet above sea level in the pine forests of Northern Arizona, this Gateway to the Grand Canyon National Park is just 62 miles south of the Grand Canyon South Rim….

Long Beach to Santa Fe

Driving from Long Beach to Santa Fe is quite a trip. Spectacular but long. First, let me tell you about the SPECTACULAR. From the California seashore, across the California and Arizona deserts into New Mexico and up to the Sangre De Cristo Mountains ringing Santa Fe to the North, you are in for a steady…