Santa Fe Day Trip

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -
8:30am to 4:15pm
Location: 
ACC
Room: 
West Building 2nd Street Entrance

Pre-registration required; $35 fee per person. Registration and Waitlist are closed.

Travel the famed Turquoise Trail from Albuquerque to Santa Fe and enjoy a day of history, haunted tales, and sightseeing. Arcadia Publishing’s YourTown program will provide local Santa Fe authors to narrate during the hour-long chartered coach ride. Ana Pacheco (Early Santa Fe/ Pueblos of New Mexico), historian for the city of Santa Fe, will do an historical overview of Santa Fe on one bus while local guide and culture enthusiast Allen Steele (Santa Fe 1880) will discuss Santa Fe art and cuisine on the second bus. Self-guided tours of the city, prepared exclusively for Wi14, plus maps and special discount coupons will be available.

Arriving in Santa Fe, booksellers disembark at Collected Works Bookstore, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Coffee and breakfast items may be purchased inside the bookstore. From there, choose one or more city tours, such as Historic Santa Fe, the Art of Santa Fe, Literary Santa Fe, Culinary Santa Fe, or Shopping Santa Fe. Exclusive shuttles will run continuously between the store, Museum Hill, and Canyon Road for those who wish to explore these fascinating parts of Santa Fe.

Participants will mingle with authors from Santa Fe during a 2:00 pm reception at Collected Works. At 3:00 pm, attendees begin the return trip to Albuquerque.

Santa Fe author James McGrath Morris, a professional New Mexico tour guide, and Dorothy Massey, owner of Collected Works, will be available all day for consultation in person, by phone, or by text.

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