For the last leg of our southwestern vacation we stayed at Santa Fe Skies RV park in Santa Fe. Our main motivation for choosing this place to stay is because we saw it recommended on the Loloho YouTube channel as one of their top 5 RV parks to stay at in the US. The park was very nice and we would stay there again. We picked site 23 which was near this section of old tractors that the boys loved to play on.
Wednesday, we rode the Railrunner train to Albequerque. It was a 1.5 hour trip one way for only $10 per adult and the kids were free. Then we took a city bus (free with valid train ticket) to the New Mexico museum of natural history.
That place was neat because they had a huge section on dinosaurs and James has an upcoming project on dinosaurs and we were able to find his and find some info on it. We also saw a 3D movie about robots that the kids loved. They also had a planetarium that was showing some space movies, but we didn’t have the time.
We ate lunch at a New Mexican restaurant called Little Anita’s and that was the first time we were exposed to a dessert called sopapillas. It’s a large triangle or rectangle of friend dough that you then pour honey on. It was yummy!
We then went to a place next door to the museum called Explora. The boys absolutely LOVED that place! It’s basically a huge area filled with hands on science experiments that they kids can do. There is a section on water power, wind power, electricity, bubbles, lights, and more that we didn’t get to. So FUN!!!
Thursday, we went to Pecos National Historical Park. It was a beautiful 30 minute drive from Santa Fe into the Santa Fe Forest. The park is a small park where you basically enter a visitor center, get a map, and then do a walk/hike that’s a little over a mile long. The whole time you are on the walk, you learn about how the native Americans of the area used to live, and then how their life was affected by the Spanish settling and trying to convert them all to Catholicism. There were ruins of a church that you get to walk around and a Kiva that you get to crawl down a ladder into.
Then we went into downtown Santa Fe and walked around. There was a central plaza where there were many native Americans selling jewelry and other handmade items they made. It would’ve been nice to spend more time walking around there and looking in stores, but the boys are really too young for that. We did get some more sopapillas from a restaurant and enjoyed them.
This trip was a great first experience taking our trailer out of state. It has really inspired us to get out more. It would be really fun just to pick a state, go stay in a few of it’s major cities and see what there is to do, see, experience, etc… It would also be nice to travel that far in a RV, so you might see us upgrade some day in the future!