Ricardo and I spent a quiet 4th here in the Santa Fe area. Breakfast at McDonald's and then on the bikes to visit some of the historical sights near Santa Fe. First a 15 mile run to Tusuque Village, a place I have visited many times over the past thirty years.
Then back on the bikes to visit Chimayo , a village some 30 miles north of Santa Fe and the home El Santuario de Chimayo. El Santuario de Chimayo is a very holy church, visited by thousands of pilgrims each year. Ricardo seemed to love the church and spent some 90 minutes touring the church.
Then back to the Plaza in Santa Fe where we joined hundreds of others to rest, listen to live music and "people watch". It was a quiet but nice Independence Day. Tomorrow norning (Thursday) we plan to head south down the mountains then east towards Roswell and Carlsbad, NM. However, how far we will get is uncertain. Forest fires, some burning thousands of acres, are out of control near Carlsbad. We may have to revise our travel plans. We do expect to be back in west Texas by Friday. Then where?