TRAVEL – trek america’s grand trek: santa fe, new mexico

travel - trekamericas grand trek day 30 santa fe new mexicoStarting the morning with a spectacular sunrise was just what we needed! Now it was time to move on and head to America’s oldest state capital city – Santa Fe!

On the way there Morgan took us to a pretty cool lunch spot – Santa Fe’s version of Badlands, which to be fair, was an amazing place to chill and eat! The views were out of this world! After lunch and a long drive, we finally arrived at our campsite in Santa Fe where we quickly set up our tents and raced to the showers! (A shower never felt so good!)

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It was then time to head out to the Plaza, which reminded me of Jackson Hole; as it was a quirky place with pretty flowers along the square, cowboy and Indian shops, cool bars and there was even an outdoor concert there!

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Me and Polly quickly zoomed around the square taking in all of the sights before visiting the Thunderbird Bar for cocktails. We both had margaritas – a nod to Santa Fe’s Mexican vibe and chilled out for an hour or two, before meeting the rest of the group and heading back to camp for tea and an early(ish) night.

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Santa Fe is such a nice place and it would of been amazing to stay a little longer and explore it more! But we are on our way to the Deep South via Amarillo, Texas tomorrow!

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TRAVEL – trek america’s grand trek instagram snaps week five

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Week five and after our amazing stay in Monument Valley (and seeing a beautiful sunrise), it’s time to hit New Mexico and Texas!

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On the way to our campsite at Santa Fe, our trek leader Morgan took us see the beautiful badlands to have our lunch. It was a pretty cool sight – and so different to Badlands National Park which we saw on the Northern Trail! Afterwards, we arrived at the campsite, set up our tents and headed to the Plaza! Santa Fe is such a beautiful city (it’s meant to be one of the oldest cities in America), and it was such a shame that we didn’t have a lot of time there. But not to fret, as the next stop was the USA’s biggest state – Texas! We were on our way to Amarillo, home of the Big Texan Steakhouse (and a 72oz steak), where we had an amazing steak dinner. We also stopped off at a Cadillac ranch to graffiti some Cadillacs – safe to say we definitely left our mark! Then it was onto Austin – the home of live music and great nightlife! Me and a few others went to see Jurassic World Park at a very old school cinema (hello tables and service!), before having a night on the town! Despite a thunderstorm in Amarillo (yep, the rain’s still following us), I have had so much fun so far! New Orleans, here I come!

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