Last month I turned 29. My birthday usually falls sometime near Presidents’ Day so I often get to celebrate with a three day weekend. This year proved no exception and I got to spend my birthday in Santa Fe, a place I’ve wanted to go she I was a kid.
We drove up on Friday night right after work and got to the hotel around 10:30. My awesome husband booked us in a swanky-ish bed and breakfast so we were greeted in our room by a cozy fire, warm, fluffy robes and a big comfy bed. The hotel was walking distance from the main square in town so we planned a whirlwind weekend of walking and window-shopping.
Saturday morning we walked to a donut shop I had heard about from a fellow blogger (hi cakespy!) where I ate one of the most interesting and tasty donuts I’ve ever heard of: blue corn, posole, blueberry donut with lavender glaze. It. Was. Incredible. After enjoying our donuts and some yummy locally roasted coffee, we headed to get real breakfast, at above cakespy recommended restaurant: Tecolote Cafe. Those of you who know me in real life will not at all be surprised by the fact that I ate what equates to 2 breakfasts on my birthday. I effing love breakfast. It is hands down the best meal of the day, even if you do (normally) have I get out of bed to enjoy it.
Second breakfast was delicious and put me in a great mood for window shopping and church touring. Mid-afternoon we met up with some other CJers who happened to be in town and enjoyed some microbrewery beer and people watching from a rooftop bar overlooking the square. After a drinks, my husband and I headed back to the hotel to relax a bit and so I could play with my totally awesome birthday present, the shiny, new iPad I’m typing this post on. I have wanted an iPad for such a long time and I was completely shocked when I opened up the package. I had no idea may husband liked me that much. 🙂 After a couple of hours of reading the news, playing games, and figuring out settings, we got all fancied up and went to dinner at Cafe Pasqual’s. Dinner was incredible and I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday.
The next 2 days we spent going to museums and just enjoying being able to walk around outside. We ate good food, drank good wine, listened to great music, and all in all had one of the best vacations I think we’ve ever had.
Here are some pictures I took while we were there: