Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I was determined that, despite a 7-hour drive from home to Santa Fe yesterday, I was still going to get my 10,000 steps in. At 6:00 p.m., when I arrived in SF, I was at 4700 steps. Given that the temp was down about 30 degrees, I didn't know how I was going to accomplish it. Part of me just wanted to curl up in my nice warm room. But that streak was important to me so after a healthy dinner I put my walking shoes on and started walking all of the streets in downtown Santa Fe. For those of you who don't know SF, it is a very old (400 years--old for the New World) city, the downtown is all adobe buildings and narrow streets. And to keep the atmosphere, they aren't well lit although the upscale shops are lit and that helps. It's very atmospheric, walking around Santa Fe.
I had walked about 1,500 steps when I noticed a shop that was still open. They had the most interesting felt hats in the window so I decided to go in. I watched a young woman trying various hats on and we struck up a conversation. The upshot was that I purchased a hat myself--rather elegant with a felt bow. And we had loads of fun giggling with the owner. Afterward I walked another 1,500 steps with her to her car, chatting happily. She offered to drive me back to my hotel but I said that I needed to get 1,500 more steps in and, laughing, I waved her on her way and continued on mine.
I intend to do a lot of walking before my appointment today as well. It's 7:00 now and the appointment with the realtor (and my current tenant) is at 11:00. So will eat a healthy breakfast and off I will walk!
I am slightly nervous about my upcoming tenant interview but, as my Grandma would have said, there is nothing like a new hat to inspire confidence! My acquaintance last night took a photo of the two of us in our hats but she must have typed my phone number in incorrectly because I haven't received a copy of the picture. Oh well, guess I will take a selfie ;)
Oh, yes, that is a black eye--from my accident last week. Luckily I wear glasses all of the time so it isn't that noticeable.