Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Getting to Santa Fe

When I moved from San Francisco to NJ three years ago, I left behind one of the closest friends I've ever had - Diana. Since we are both teachers, we decided to plan a little summer get away this year for some girl time. We chose to explore Santa Fe, New Mexico because it was somewhat "in the middle" of the two of us, and Diana had never been.

While I have been to Santa Fe at least 6 or 7 times before, I've never navigated it without a car - so I had no idea how to get us from the Albuquerque airport to downtown Santa Fe.

Diana and I decided to jump right into the local flavor of things, and take the train instead of an airport shuttle. Even though we had to wait 2 hrs at the airport (since the train runs so infrequently), we didn't have any problems chatting away the time. On our short (free) bus ride from the airport to the train, our driver gave us a great tip: we should go straight up-stairs and sit on the right side of the train for the best scenery.

While we miscalculated where the "right" side was, the train turned out to be a fantastic, relaxing way to see some beautiful southwest landscapes. Plus - it's dirt cheap: $3 for students and $7 for adults.

Next stop: Santa Fe adventure!

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  1. It's nothing like a great friend. Sounds like a fun and relaxing train ride. Can't wait to hear more. Enjoy..

  2. Thanks Sunshine! I'm trying to catch up on blogging...it was a great time :)