Sunday, June 24, 2007

Vacation Report

So, Santa Fe rocks. On the morning of our second day, I told Dan I’d like to live there someday, and he looked at me like I was insane.

Because, of course, everybody knows that Minnesota is The Promised Land and should you desire to be closer to God, all it takes is a dip in one of our 10,000 pristine lakes. Or a quick trip to the State Fair.

But then, that evening we sipped cocktails on the patio of a partner’s sprawling adobe sanctuary on the mesa, where we gazed at the sun setting behind the Sangre de Cristos mountains, and he was singing a different tune.

The next day we conquered the rapids on the Taos Racecourse, which was way fun. On the way to the rafting drop-off point, the guide asked us why we’d all gotten together for the weekend.

Someone said, “To gain weight and be drunk.”

That’s mostly true. I also think it was provide an incentive to keep them working so goddam hard.


Anonymous said...

Santa Fe has the same effect on me. Have now visited twice and have spent a considerable amount of time on each visit figuring out whether or not we "could" live there.

Part of me says "Yes, yes, yes." The sunsets, the vistas, the mountain hikes, the arts, the shopping, the food.

And part of me says "No, no no." The vistas (isolation), the small town-ness, the food (what about sushi, and thai food, and viet namese food, and all the rest?) Not to mention the price of real estate and lack of any income-producing activity...

Oh, OK, so when I'm rich? Well sure, but only after my homes in NYC and Paris.


trulybrilliant109 said...

The only problem I had after actually looking for jobs in Phoenix area (when feeling much the same as you do in Santa Fe) is I can't possibly see having any work ethic at all in such a beautiful place. Honestly, all I wanted to do down there in the desert was drink and sit by pools and look at incredibly nice scenery. I couldn't, and still can't, imagine waking up at 7 and hauling into work and put in an eight-to-ten-hour day five days a week.

I think I'll get rich and then it'll be an option. Now, I've just got to figure out how ...

LH said...

I haven't spent time in Sante Fe, but I did have a great trip to Taos. And I always thought that I could make a great home in one of those cliff dwellings in bandolier. I know it's been done, but I'm still keen on the idea.

KC said...

It's official: when one of us hits the powerball we'll all relocate. Deal?

abby said...

I'm in. Santa Fe is one of the few places I could live besides here. You should go back for Christmas break sometime--the holidays are great there, especially for kids.