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Sunday, February 6, 2011
It's a Good Day
For about a month now, I've been circling the perimeter of Santa Fe, never quite landing inside. But, that's all changed now. I'm here and it feels pretty good. I was concerned that I would hang on to the misgivings I apparently had about returning after almost a year, but they disappeared as I drove into town.
I haven't made my travels a real travelogue mainly because it's a return to the familiar. Today, I will more than likely check out Book Mountain, one of my favorite used bookstores, then head over to Borders, the one just off Guadalupe St., and perhaps lunch next door at El Tesoro, a small Guatemalan cafe on the mezzanine in the Sanbusco Center. They're good people with interesting and tasty food.
Driving through the high desert on my way to here really fed my love of the West. It was as though a vintage postcard or photograph had come to life, like a train rolling through the western landscape and Peggy Lee's, "It's a Good Day," riding along on the rails. Here she is, in a recording session of that song. And it is a good day.
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We'll be staying in Santa from March 29 to April 6. I'll check out El Tesoro.ReplyDelete
Wishing you many more colorful...good days!ReplyDelete
I enjoy reading about your experiences...and find them encouraging. Thanks.
Hej Teresa! What a wonderful trip you have to the West. A great day, a good day. I enjoyed so much Peggy Lee and her singing, I miss the singers and the songs from that time. They were so charming, and they knew how to sing a song wtihout making too much fuss. That's how a sweet song like that should be sung. IMHO.ReplyDelete
Have a nice time, Teresa. That Guatemalan café sounds interesting and the Book Mountain shop. Whauw, a mountain of books! Have you brought some of them back home?
Glad all went well in SF. Misgivings about Santa Fe should not be tolerated. Too much art, food, spiritual experiences... I've never eaten at El Tesoro, but will the next time I visit. ...and gosh!!! are you having a wonderful trip or what????ReplyDelete
Yay! Welcome to Santa Fe! You're 2 hours away from me, but I feel warmer just knowing you're nearby. :) Have a glorious day Teresa.ReplyDelete
Sounds really nice.Peggy had some nice swing in that tune.i will only wish I was there. I have an invite to the Philipines, now all I need is that magic ticket.ReplyDelete
Linda, What a great time to be in SF. Do check out El Tesoro. It's a very casual atmosphere with great people-watching, which is always fun in SF. :)ReplyDelete
MG (Karen), So good to hear from you. That's encouraging to me! :)
Grethe, I agree, that's exactly how a sweet song like that should be sung, no fuss, just a great song,well-sung. Charming, Yes! I'm afraid I have bought many books from BM over the years and some of them do come home with me now. I had a great time there today and will write about it soon! So Good to hear from You!
Lynn, It's been interesting, illuminating, and Many very good days. It's one great town.
Kristy, I Love knowing you're nearby, as well. Very Nice. And a glorious week to you!
Steve, I love that swing, too. The Philippines sounds nice right about now, nice and warm!
I love that town, the square with the folks selling their handmade pottery and jewlery on the square and all the art galleries, restaurants, and bakeries. Sounds like a wonderful time you are having.ReplyDelete
Hi Linda, Yes, it is. The bakeries are my downfall, so many kinds of breads! The scene of the native Americans selling their beautiful work under the portal of the Palace of the Governors has become iconic. The plaza is a fun place...more so in warmer weather. :)ReplyDelete
Memories revisited. Do you think your love of the west will pull you back? That's why I live in Montana and I'll never go back to Mn. Ahh, bookstores. My favorite, too. Did you visit your old favorite coffee house and bakery?ReplyDelete
Peggy Lee... Haven't heard that in a long time. She had such a sweet voice and mannerisms. Good choice for you.
Love and peace.
Manzanita, I do realize the West is in my soul and I will no doubt spend part of each year here. The coffee house and bakery are on my list of things to do. I don't know much of Ms. Lee's life, but she seems to have this sweet, strong center. Have a good week!ReplyDelete
Love this song and now I'll be singing it all day! Thanks for coming by my blog and for your lovely comments!ReplyDelete
I am enjoying your impressions on your travels, your southwest kindled for me last fall.ReplyDelete
Betty! Thanks for joining in! I love your blog!ReplyDelete
Paul, The SW is a wonderful place. You certainly had a grand time, as evidenced in your posts! Thanks for your comment.
Fun to return to an old nest once in awhile. They often make for Good Days! Love the old image, the town and how the image returned me to the joy of taking my first ride. As you said, "riding along on the rails".ReplyDelete
I love trains... :)ReplyDelete
What a nice day that was for you. I'm very glad that your hesitation didn't last and that you just drove into town. Love the Peggy Lee song, too!ReplyDelete
Isn't that a great song? I come back to it now and then for a pick-me-up.ReplyDelete