Christmas in Santa Fe

 

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Sunrise in Salida, CO

After flying into Denver, we spent a couple of days with the kids in Lafayette, CO.  We did the mandatory trip to Cheyenne, WY for Sue’s shopping extravaganza at Sierra Trading Post. I usually sit around reading a paper or a magazine and count the hours till she is finished shopping.  She always asks if I need anything and I always say, I don’t.  Mostly because I really don’t want to do that much shopping.

After two hours or so I got a text to join her at the twice returned section of the warehouse. There I found a stack of shoes to try on with red price tags.  Twice returned usually means someone ordered them on line, they didn’t fit, and were returned. Twice.  By the end of the shopping spree, she had a pair of shoes and a couple of items of clothing.  I walked out with six pair of shoes.  Each retailing for over $100 with only one pair costing more than twenty bucks. Such deals.

We stopped for the night in Salida where we also picked up a camping trailer.  The kids will be vacationing in California after spending Christmas in Santa Fe.  S mountain in the center of town is turned into a giant tree for the holiday season.

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Mount Salida is lit up as a giant holiday tree.

The drive to Santa Fe, crossing the mountains in the snow towing a camper was interesting, to say the least.

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Monarch Pass in the snow.

We are spending three nights with #1 son’s mother in law and that side of the family, eating and drinking way too much in Santa Fe. Just as Christmas is supposed to be celebrated.

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Pa,, Keith, Mia, cousin Daryl from California and Ma

 

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