Today we stayed around Santa Fe and went visiting some places up north. Actually, it was really only one place, but it was pretty cool! We went to visit the Bandelier National Monument, one of the places where the Pueblo people lived a long time ago.
Here we are listening to the ranger's tour. Aki likes sitting on things.
The native people dug caves into the mountainside to live in. They also built houses down on the valley floor. Then they all left like 400 years ago.
The mountain is very soft, so you can just poke holes in it. Here I am poking a hole in the mountain.
A view of the buildings from up above
We got to climb into some of the cave dwellings
Climbing down was harder
But climbing up was no problem!
Some of the cave rooms were really big!
Later, because it was so hot, me and Aki had a treat: juice!
We drove back down the mountain to see some sculptures at a place called Shidoni.
That's a nice giraffe. Can we get one? It's only $27,500. It would look nice in our front yard!
How about a $17,000 Galapagos tortoise? I think we can get this one, daddy.
This is something different. Same price though.
I like sculpture gardens because you can run in them!
Finally we made it back into Santa Fe. After walking around a little, I fell asleep. Mommy, daddy, and Aki had dinner and woke me up when we got to the concert place again. This time it was little kids playing violins and cellos.
They're from the Suzuki school. Like Ichiro Suzuki?
Aki was glad to mingle with the crowd
And feed mama little corn dogs. Open wide!
We had lots of fun in Santa Fe. I hope we can come back again some day!