Saturday, February 7, 2009

Bonnie and Hank and The Hotel Santa Fe

John and I went to the Hotel Santa Fe (downtown on Paseo de Paralta in the Railyard District) today to meet one of my friends from the Internet, Bonnie, and her husband Hank. Bonnie is an art teacher on the Zuni Reservation in west central New Mexico, and Hank subs at the schools. They were in Santa Fe so that Bonnie could attend some classes at the Children's Museum this past week.

We had breakfast with them this morning at the Amaya Restaurant at the hotel; wonderful restaurant! The hotel is just lovely, with beautiful pueblo style design. In fact, the hotel is owned by the people of the Picuris Pueblo. The atmosphere is peaceful and serene, with so many interesting touches. They even have Indian flute music playing in the background.

Bonnie and Hank are really nice down to earth people. They are the exact same age as John and I and so easy to talk to that you feel like you have always known them. What great stories they told us about their life on the Zuni Reservation and their experience with the people there. It was a really special morning for us.

Here are some pictures of the exterior of the Hotel Santa Fe:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi. Sally and I are back from Arizona. Had fun, sightseeing and running Jeep roads to see old ghost towns and old mines. Looks like you and John have been enjoying yourselves, too. Also, more great photos. Later, Red