Happy belated fourth to those of you in the states. We had a pretty low key day... we just wandered around downtown people watching for the most part. There are a lot of great street musicians around this time of the year in Santa Fe. One of the best we have seen lately was on the 4th stationed out in front of the Starbucks on San Francisco St. He is a local guy who also plays at the farmer's market on Saturdays sometimes. On this particular day he had teamed up with an acoustic guitar player and a little gypsy dancin' girl. They were great fun to watch.
We went up to Fort Marcy Park to watch the fireworks. It's not at all close to where they shoot them off from but you get a panoramic view of the entire city so you can see them from above and you see any that people are shooting off for miles around.
Before the sun set we got some nice shots of the beautiful cloudscapes rolling in from the north.
I love this shot... it's a group of people up on the hillside above us and just below a massive storm cloud that was blowing in at sundown.
So we watched the lights come on down in the city and beyond that were the fireworks. Here are a few of our best shots. Billy took all of these as I was sitting down with Rudy and chatting with a vacationer named Annette whom we invited to sit with us because she was flying solo for the night and is from near my home town. This first one is just a view of Santa Fe from our vantage point at the park.
And these last few are looking out to the West of town. The moon was rising and made for these nice shots...
So we have just over three weeks to go here. My yard sale will be on the weekend of the 26th and 27th and after that is over with with can peel out as soon as we have the trailer loaded up. I am planning on trying to contact the ranger in Big Sur over this next week to see if our campground is still there. Hopefully we still have that gig lined up for the end of September.