Ok, a word to the wise, if you travel to the high desert, drink plenty of water. I am parched and congested. I now understand dry mouth. But what did I do? I had two glasses of Cava at my favorite tapas restaurant, La Boca in Santa Fe. This place is wonderful. So many interesting and delicious tapas. I've tasted the real thing in Spain, and this is very close! I was taken care of by Tristan at the bar, who was very personable and attentive. I chatted with a couple of people at the bar, which made the whole dining alone dinner experience bearable.
After dinner, I walked around the square and heard three female mariachis singing beautiful old traditional songs. I did't last long last night...jet lag and the high desert has exhausted me this trip. When you travel to nearly 7200 feet from sea level, you feel it. Stay hydrated! (I also find it helpful to use saline solution in my nostrils and sesame oil). As I walked around Santa Fe, I could feel my mouth and lips drying out, and a slight shortness of breath. After I returned to my room, I crashed. My advice, don't consume alcohol and get rest!
For a travel day, it was uneventful and lovely toward the end. I didn't take any pictures, but just to give you a sense of what I had for dinner...I enjoye a roasted beet salad with summer greens, goat cheese sprinkled with pepitas, and a slightly spicy drizzle, gambas al ajillo (shrimp with garlic), and a beautiful rosado Cava. Mmm. I love la Boca!