We spent one day in New Mexico. It was May 1, 2003, and we were driving across the U.S. on our way from California to France. I had been to Santa Fe before, just once, but Walt hadn't ever been there. We had a nice lunch at the Inn of the Anasazi restaurant, took a walk around the town with the dog, and then drove on to the town of Tucumcari to spend the night. Here's a two-minute slideshow. One of the first things I saw in Santa Fe was a 2CV, or deux-chevaux, the iconic French car, driving down the street. Santa Fe is that kind of town.
Santa Fe is the capital of the state of New Mexico. It was founded in 1610 and has a population of less than 100,000. It's a great art city, with many galleries and museums. The architecture is distinctly New Mexican (or Southwestern). The city and state also have a distinctive cuisine, but I don't really remember what we at at the Anasazi. I just remember it as being very old-fashioned (in a good way) and formal in atmosphere, and not crowded at lunchtime. The city is built on a very high plateau at an elevation of 7,200 feet (2,200 meters). I'd love to go back to Santa Fe one day. Could happen.