Friday 14 January 2000
Highlights: Palace of the Governors, San Miguel Mission
A change of plans meant we got a chance to explore Santa Fe. Santa Fe is the oldest surviving town in the USA that was part of Mexico originally.
We visited the Palace of the Governors that was for a long time the longest serving centre of any Government in the USA from the mid 1650s until 1906. It currently houses a Museum covering its and New Mexico’s history.
We also visited San Miguel Mission the oldest in the USA and the oldest house. The most fascinating thing about Santa Fe was that for a short time the Native American Indians expelled the Spanish and Mexicans and took over the town and surrounding area. This is the only time Native Americans successfully took back their land via force.
Our bus trip to Flagstaff left at 8.05 pm for a long overnight ride that is scheduled to get arrive in Flagstaff at 5.15 am.