My Santa Fe Birthday 2010

july5.jpgSusie's sister-in-law, Janiece, invited us to join her in Santa Fe the week of my birthday. It was heaven! Here we are at the French Pastry Shop -- a mainstay while we were there. (l. to r.): Janiece, Susie, Buddy, Ralna.

Santa Fe has some of the best restaurants in the US of A and we hit most of them while we were there. "Eat, Pray, Love" had nothing on us! We could have written a book called,
"Eat, Eat, Eat!"
Here we are having "take out" tamales and posole at Janiece and Steve's (Susie's brother) beautiful home.
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susieralnajaniece.jpgWhen girls get together, it's always fun to do facials!

july7.jpg The Navajo Indians have been on the Plaza in Santa Fe selling their beautiful jewelry and bead work for generations. We managed to go there more than once to have a look!

One day we were lucky enough to experience a great Arts Festival in downtown Santa Fe's historic Plaza.
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july9.jpg Janiece and Ralna shopping at the Arts Festival.

Ralna, Susie and Buddy. july10.jpg

july11.jpg We celebrated the night of my birthday at a wonderful Italian restaurant called Pronzo. We had a wonderful four-course meal!

What a treat to have a very special apricot tart from the French Pastry Shop for my birthday. Thank you Janiece and Susie! july12.jpg

july13.jpg We took a side trip one day to the nearly 200-year-old Santuario de Chimayo. They  called it the "Lourdes of America" because of all the miracles that have happened there.

We lit candles for our loved ones in the beautiful Chapel. july14.jpg


july15.jpg Denny and Buddy took a walk every day in Santa Fe! After we all went to Chimayo, we truly believe Buddy received a healing of his hip...he hasn't limped since!