Saturday, March 30, 2013

76. VISIT A STATE I’VE NEVER BEEN TO

 
I'm excited to cross the first of my 101 in 1001 list off with windy New Mexico!
 
You thought I was going to say sunny didn't you? Not quite. When we drove through New Mexico to Santa Fe for Casey and Kelly's wedding I was expecting warmth. It was freezing and windy but the views were breathtaking.
 
Being an East coast girl who went to school in the Midwest, the Southwest was odd to me. I definitely felt like I was far away from all things familiar. But I think that is the point of visiting somewhere new. The town was very relaxed and people seemed to be enjoying it.
 
I love me some chips and salsa but I'm not sure if I'll be returning to New Mexico any time soon. I felt a bit like there wasn't much to do. The state itself is vast so I know I'm wrong. Next time I go, I'll have to get suggestions. I much prefer hiking to looking around gallery shops. There were two things that I LOVED though. Scroll down to see my recommendations!

 










 
The highlight of New Mexico was a delicious chocolate shop. Oh my goodness. At Kakawa Chocolate House, hot chocolate is actually chocolate that is heated and put in your cup. I got the most delicious tiny cup of half Chili hot chocolate (with a bit of a kick!) and half American (to sweeten it up). It was so delicious. Honestly, if you are in Santa Fe and you don't go to this delicious house of chocolate you are a crazy person. It's that good.





My other recommendation is the delicious New Mexican food at Mucho Gusto restaurant. So freaking good. And yes, I do realize that I'm only giving you edible recommendations but that's just how I roll. They weren't too expensive and it was really good quality. I had chips and green and red salsas and a giant bowl of chicken tortilla soup (because I was frozen!). Yum all the way. I felt like I was experiencing local New Mexico rather than a tourist trap. I loved it.
 
 
 

See you later New Mexico!

1 comment

  1. These pictures are beautiful! I've always wanted to visit NM, so thanks for sharing. Is it naive of me to say I think I'd like the state because I like turquoise jewelry? Probably. But I'll say it anyways.

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