One of the best places to visit while in Santa Fe is the Pecos National Monument, the remains of an earlier Pueblo village and Franciscan Church. The adobe bricks baking in the sun are placed around the original adobe to preserve it. Restoration is a constant consideration, yet it is wonderful that it is such an accessible old ruin to see. It is close to the city and an easy hike that is well-marked and maintained. You might even consider bringing a picnic lunch to enjoy while there.
I returned to St. Paul, MN, last Wednesday. Although I love my city, I am very sad to have left Santa Fe and the friends I have made there.
I'll still be posting here for another week as well as in VisualStPaul. Visit both and I'll love ya forever!