Road Trip April 2018: Destination Santa Fe, NM

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Road Trip April 2018: Destination Santa Fe, NM

By Marcella Simmons

Last year we drove out to Santa Fe, NM – we stopped for the night in Amarillo, Texas  (it’s exactly 13 to our destination (825.11 mi) via US-287 N and I-40 W). Since the kids were on spring break, there was little time to check out the sites in Amarillo, so we put it in our bucket list for a later date.

Once we got to Santa FE, the kids were excited because although it was April, it snowed. Yes, literally snowed.

Our motel, The Inn at Santa Fe has a heated pool but it’s on the outside. There was people swimming out there with the snow falling. So we decided ‘Why not?” The sauna was warm and if the kids got too cold, they sat in with me as I waited for them to have a good time.


While we were in Santa Fe, we visited the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, also known as Saint Francis Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. The cathedral was built by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy between 1869 and 1886 on the site of an older adobe church, La Parroquia (built in 1714–1717).


We loved Santa Fe so much, I put it on our bucket list to go back again this year. So we’re headed to our favorite motel, Inn at Santa Fe for 5 nights the work in April! Since it’s Spring Break, the grandkids are out of school and this mamaw has spring fever to take a road trip, so Santa Fe, here we come!

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