Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter in Santa Fe

It’s been a beautiful day in Santa Fe. I thought the Plaza would be empty today, stores and restaurants closed, sidewalk vendors home with their families. It was hopping.
I was stopped for speeding the other day, just beyond the Santa Fe Opera area. Speed limits in New Mexico change radically: 35, then 45, then 55, then 45, then 60, then 45…yikes. Lost in all those changes, my mind was stuck, I suppose, with the 75 mph limit on Interstate 25 (there’s no 75 mph in California, that I know of!). So I didn’t notice I was doing 76 mph in a 65 mph zone, I only noticed pedestrians walking along the side of the Interstate, something illegal in California. The policeman who stopped me understood, and issued me only a warning. He explained they were patrolling the area heavier than usual since it was Holy Thursday and those pedestrians were on a religious walk. I wondered if their destination was Chimayo, but didn’t ask, I only thanked the officer and got the heck out of there. Then I realized our rental car had cruise control.
Dinner tonight at Milagro, back to Los Angeles tomorrow.

- PJ

1 comment:

Dianne said...

You've got us salivating again, Joe, only this time it's for a return to Santa Fe. We need to get back there again soon.

Love Rancho di Chimayo, and the restaurant there!

Glad you escaped the wrath of the New Mexico State Highway Patrol...