Along the Sante Fe Trail

It’s been almost two months since my friend and her sister were here visiting. They came right before all the restrictions, and wow, it seems much longer than that. A lifetime ago. We had a fabulous time exploring the Santa Fe Trail, Bent’s Fort,

and trails along the trail.

I haven’t been on any adventures since then except in books, but today I received a wonderful surprise from my friend, and now I have my own book of adventures to look at when I get tired of the adventures in the Wheel of Time juggernaut.

This friend makes books of all her adventures, so it was a real thrill to get a book of my own highlighting our adventures.

Most of the photos we took were similar, but she took pictures that I didn’t. I knew what the downtown looked liked here, so I didn’t bother with images of the slummy area, but she made the place look quaint and interesting.

We also went on a bit of walking tour in one town and found some interesting stories beyond the Santa Fe Trail mystique.

Her book ended with . . . what else but me and my hat!

I hope she doesn’t mind my sharing parts of her book, but I thought all of us — not just me — needed something fun to think about for a change.

And yes, my friend. Thanks for the memories.


Pat Bertram is the author of Grief: The Inside Story – A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One. “Grief: The Inside Story is perfect and that is not hyperbole! It is exactly what folk who are grieving need to read.” –Leesa Healy, RN, GDAS GDAT, Emotional/Mental Health Therapist & Educator.


3 Responses to “Along the Sante Fe Trail”

  1. Judy Galyon Says:

    How far does the Santa Fe trail run????? Close to your area??? That is a fantastic hat. Do you make you own???

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      The Santa Fe Trail ran from Missouri to New Mexico, and part of it went through Southeastern Colorado where I am. The decoration on that particular hat was a gift. It was supposed to be worn alone, but I prefer it as a decoration. The hat I’ve had for years.

  2. Joe Says:

    This made me smile. I loved Santa Fe when I visited New Mexico for the first time last October. I would like to go to NM again one day.

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