Saturday

 Perhaps my favorite part of our roadtrip, visually as well as sensually, Santa Fe's famed Ten Thousand Waves Japanese spa, where we stayed while in town.
 Dramatic weather over the plateaus to the north was just the preamble...

 Ahhhhh...now this is a vacation.
I could definitely get used to this...
 and the fact that the incredibly elegant lodgings are dog-friendly, well, that was the clincher.

 We stayed in Tsuki, the largest of the lodgings on offer (akin to a full-sized one-bedroom house), and if you've ever paid for a hotel room in New York, you will appreciate just how reasonable the rates are here.
 Free access to the spa (including exclusive early-morning hours) is no small incentive. The women's only communal tub, perched so high among the tree tops that one feels as if in a treehouse when the wind blows, is an experience like no other...and I have to say I became really addicted to the hot-pool/cold-pool routine, which is surprisingly pleasurable. Even Q was game for the cold pool at intervals, which impressed me no end. Pretty hard-core for a three-year-old!

6 comments:

kenza said...

What an incredible place... And I am also very impressed by Q's taste for it all! Lovely photos as usual. Thank you Maia!

sliptakz said...

adorable, everything :)

Yoli said...

Dreaming escape and how fantastic that it was dog friendly.

monica said...

Now that is an extraordinary setting! Sublime. Your photograpy is unequaled.

kitchu said...

ditto monica, she literally took the words from my mouth.

i will only add that there are times, when i come to this "space" that i leave with this lump in my throat. i can't really explain it nor what it means, but it happens frequently. something about your art work and the beauty that surrounds you and is captured so perfectly in Q leaves me yearning for something impossible to name.

Juliette said...

This place looks delightful! You can feel the peace...
Glad you had an amazing vacation.