Friday

Santa Fe

We visited the State Capitol, the Loretto Chapel, the Palace of the Governors, and Mission San Miguel,
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Evan in the state capitol
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the Loretto Chapel, home of the miraculous staircase
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this staircase was build without any nails -- just wooden pegs
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it originally did not have a railing!
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for some reason there was an R2D2 mailbox outside the Palace of the Governors -- the oldest public building in the US
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Evan wasn't interested in the museum, but he liked putting rocks down his shirt in the courtyard
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the 47 star flag (a little over a month later, Arizona became the 48th state)
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the San Miguel Mission Church was originally built in the early 1600s. It was destroyed and rebuilt several times; this version dates to 1710.
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this bell was cast in Spain in 1366
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Santa Fe plaza
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the St. Francis Cathedral was built in the late 1800s, in the style of European cathedrals
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we made a quick stop in Cerrillos on the way back from Santa Fe