Yesterday was Winslow, Arizona (the guest services book in our room listed the lyrics to “Take it Easy” - I was standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona, and such a fine sight to see - CLAIM TO FAME YO), which was a terrifying/wonderful itty-bitty Route 66 town. We had dinner at an honest-to-god small town diner called the Brown Mug Cafe. Red vinyl booths, a picture on the wall of Harrison Ford from when he ate there in like 1987, suspicious looks from the locals when we sat down. It was so tasty. But there was also a guy sitting in a plastic chair just down the street holding a board that said “Repent or Burn”. So. Oh but then there was a wedding, the bridesmaids of which wore cowboy boots with their green dresses and GHD curls. Amazing.
On the way to Santa Fe we drove through Bandera to see the Ice Cave. It’s part of a collapsed lava tube, from the neighbouring volcano. We didn’t have time to hike up the volcano, but we did venture down to the Ice Cave. It was like walking into a meat freezer, descending from 88 degrees down to 31 (fahrenheit, you do the math, I don’t know) in a matter of steps was really creepy but refreshing. I took one photo and it just turned out as a red screen, so I’m not entirely certain that wasn’t the work of a pissed off Ice Cave monster, but I’m trying not to think about it :\
Then through to Santa Fe, where we had booked massages because we fucking deserve them ok? Back off. And Santa Fe is amazing. For some reason I was picturing a town of skyscrapers and business - no idea where I got that idea from, because this town is AMAZING, tiny and amazing. Narrow streets, more art than you could ever even want to see, little villas everywhere, attractive people, and EVERYTHING IS COLOURFUL. SO much colour! Our hotel is the Luxx hotel, and it’s so comfy and well designed and lovely. And only like $20 more expensive then a shitty chain motel. Having said that, Santa Fe is ridic expensive. America in general is hell cheap, but this is like Sydney prices. Ew. Sydney.
That’s about all really. We had japanese for dinner and it was BABEIN TASTY, and we’re saving the yummy New Mexican feast for lunch tomorrow (it’s a short drive tomorrow, to Alamosa Colorado). Currently sacked out on the comfiest bed watching X Men. Yes we explored the town after dinner, we didn’t just come straight back here to watch X-Men ok.