Well, my trip to Santa Fe is over. I had a really good time while I was there. I told you that I had not been there for about 15 years. WOW!!!!!!!! I cannot believe the difference in the “City Different”. Actually, it has changed so much that is has morphed into the same tourist town that Aspen & other southwestern towns have. Santa Fe is no longer quaint & unusual, it’s just another tourist town.
The houses started about 10-15 miles farther out than they did 15 years ago. The growth is phenomenal! The traffic at 10am on Friday morning was congested & parts of Old Pecos Trail were four lanes! The Plaza area has changed dramatically too. Woolworth’s drug store is gone, & in it’s place is a multi-floored galleria! Everything is so slick & shiny! That’s not Santa Fe! Gone are the small shops & fun places to goof around, & in their place is Starbucks, Target, Sootheby’s Real Estate????!!!! Now don’t get me wrong…..I love Starbucks & I love to shop.
I got the chance to drive around & reminisce. My elementary school is almost the same. They are adding a huge new building. The Junior High is EXACTLY the same, but the high school had grown & they have even built another high school in town that is larger than the one I attended, & I graduated with over 800 people!
The house that I used to live in was for sale, so I got to walk around it & peek in the windows. It is very different, but I was very excited when I got to the front porch. My kids hand prints & foot prints were still there in the concrete!!!!!! We put them there in 1991. Cynthia was about 3 & Ky was about 6 months old!!!! I hope the pictures turn out good!