Santa Fe Trip: Day 3 – TequilaCon

Wow, what a great day!
Great food and great company
Great sights and great times.

As you may have guessed,
It’s time for a summary
Given as Haiku.

breakfast-burrito

Breakfast Burrito at the Zia Diner

11am
was the time for breakfast at
the Zia diner.

Marty and Reba
came along with Wayne and me.
Bloody Mary Bar!

Breakfast Burrito!
One of the best I have had.
Green Chiles – oh, man!

santuario-de-guadalupe

Santuario de Guadalupe

Photo-tourism
was my agenda du jour,
with our without them.

Santuario
de Guadalupe
was first
on my photo tour.

Time for us to part.
Back to the hotel for them.
More photos for me.

photographer-poppy

Photographer Poppy on the way up to The Cross of the Martyrs

But first, a detour.
A chance for Karl to get his
camera returned.

Luckily for me,
Karl was with other bloggers.
One… two.. three… four more!

Diana, Sarah,
NYC Watchdog, Poppy,
Karl and I – the group.

NYC Watchdog takes a break on the trek up the hill to The Cross of the Martyrs

NYC Watchdog takes a break on the trek up the hill to The Cross of the Martyrs

Cross of the Martyrs
Was our first destination,
Up on a hill top.

An unfortunate
lack of sunscreen was the bane
of many of us.

A triumphant NYC Watchdog with The Cross of the Martyrs

A triumphant NYC Watchdog with The Cross of the Martyrs

To the top we went,
cameras clicking often
by each person there.

View of Santa Fe from The Cross of the Martyrs

View of Santa Fe from The Cross of the Martyrs

With gorgeous weather
We ascended to the crest
And took in the view.

Karl, NYC Watchdog, Poppy, Sarah and Diana at the top of the hill above The Cross of the Martyrs

Karl, NYC Watchdog, Poppy, Sarah and Diana at the top of the hill above The Cross of the Martyrs

Peaceful communion
As we gathered about on
The top of the hill.

Diana, Karl, Sarah, NYC Watchdog and Poppy at the bottom of The Cross of the Martyrs hill

Diana, Karl, Sarah, NYC Watchdog and Poppy at the bottom of The Cross of the Martyrs hill

Down at the bottom
Time for a brief bit of rest
Before we moved on.

Poppy enjoys a Chile Relleno Faita

Poppy enjoys a Chile Relleno FajitaHappy couple

Back at The Plaza,
It was time for a small snack.
A few had ice cream.

But the real winner
was a veggie fajita:
Chile Relleno!

Joined along the way
By Robin (bellaventa),
Bringing us to six.

Happy couple

Happy couple

Time to continue,
With Poppy and Dawg in front —
Such a good couple.

The Loretto Chapel

The Loretto Chapel

Old Santa Fe Trail
To The Loretto Chapel,
Home to the famous…

The Miraculous Staircase inside The Loretto Chapel

The Miraculous Staircase inside The Loretto Chapel

… Engineer’s mystery:
The Miraculous Staircase,
A double spiral.

Legend describes a
Mysterious carpenter;
 An eight month project.

Originally,
No balustrades existed
And no support poles.

San Miguel Mission

San Miguel Mission

Back to the hotel
Did most of the group proceed,
Leaving just Sarah,

To continue on
To the San Miguel Mission,
 Our last photo site.

Purported to be
Oldest church in the US.
Still holds Sunday mass.

With the city tour
complete, it was time to head
to TequilaCon!

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  1. #1 by whall on April 29, 2009 - 8:31 am

    Wow. That Haiku effort can only be described as… well, Wayne-like. Great photos, too.

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    • #2 by Ren on May 1, 2009 - 9:40 am

      whall – Wow. That may be the best complement you’ve ever given me.

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  2. #3 by Faiqa on April 29, 2009 - 10:25 am

    I am not missing this next year, you guys did a great job of making those of us who didn’t go bask in regret.

    Incidentally, my brother’s name is Zia. I didn’t know he had a diner in NM. Huh, the things you find out on the Internet.

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    • #4 by Ren on May 1, 2009 - 9:42 am

      Faiqa – So then I can expect awesome green chile topped breakfast burritos when I visit Florida? Oh, wait, I have no idea if your brother is there, too….

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  3. #5 by Geeky Tai-Tai on April 30, 2009 - 5:19 pm

    The charming and always hawt WHALL beat me to this one, dammit! I never could do Haiku, I’m very impressed. Your photography is amazing, really.

    Faiqa, you’d better start working out the child-care arrangements NOW for next year’s event. It is so much fun to meet-up with these people you’ve known through blogging, and then meeting new people (for me) I’ve never read before. Ren, you’re awesome! I’m so happy to have met you.

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    • #6 by Ren on May 1, 2009 - 9:45 am

      Geeky Tai-Tai – Thank you so much. As I was composing it I couldn’t help but think that I was spending way more time on it than the likely accumulated time of everyone who would read it. But your and Wayne’s comments make it all worthwhile. 🙂

      So glad to have met you as well, and that we got to hang out some during the daytime as well.

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  4. #7 by NYCWD on May 1, 2009 - 1:49 pm

    I feel so creatively pathetic in comparison of this masterpiece.

    That cinches it.

    Next year I will write my recaps as a ballad.

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    • #8 by Ren on May 1, 2009 - 4:00 pm

      NYCWD – *blush* I look forward to the video! Will you play the guitar, too? 🙂

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  5. #9 by martymankins on May 1, 2009 - 4:52 pm

    Wow. Great recap post. That was such a fun event last weekend. Can’t wait to meet up again at another blogger event soon.

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    • #10 by Ren on May 1, 2009 - 5:02 pm

      martymankins – Thanks. ConFab? Avitaween? Dav***? TC10?

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      • #11 by martymankins on May 1, 2009 - 5:08 pm

        ConFab is one I can’t do. Too close to another trip I am taking (Grand Canyon with my daughter). Dave Lake City 3 is the next one I know of, and I don’t even have to travel for that one. Depeche Mode concert on Aug 25th here.

        Avitaween is one I would like to go to. That would be cool. I may be able to pull that one off.

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      • #12 by martymankins on May 1, 2009 - 5:09 pm

        TC10 is a must attend, regardless where it is. I have almost a year to save up.

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