Indian culture, sculptures, and good food in Santa Fe

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From Navajo Lake we headed down to Santa Fe to visit our friends Dan and Susanne and Susanne’s sister Sharon.

Our first night they served us a wonderful home-cooked meal. The second night we went to The Shed, one of Santa Fe’s iconic restaurants, which has been serving authentic New Mexican food since 1953. Both meals were great and a nice change from camp cooking.

In between meals, we went up to Museum Hill, home of four superb museums and a botanical garden. We spent a few hours in the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, which houses a huge collection of Native American art, artifacts, and jewelry.

The museums surround a courtyard, which has some outstanding sculptures. Photos were not allowed in the museum, but the sculptures were fair game.

The Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer, in bronze, is the largest of the sculptures on Museum Hill.

The Apache Mountain Spirit Dancer, in bronze, is the largest of the sculptures on Museum Hill.

This sculpture, by a Navajo artist, is called "Two Minds Meeting."

This sculpture, by a Navajo artist, is called “Two Minds Meeting.”

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