In total Flat Susan will visit and stay with 36 people before she returns home. Yes, thirty six! That's a lot of travelling for such a tiny person. If you are new to this blog perhaps you should scroll to the very first post so you know more about who she is and what is happening with her. You are welcome to take the button on the right to display on your own blog and we hope you will visit the blogs of the people she has been staying with and leave a kind comment after your reading.


Wednesday, 23 April 2014

New Mexico with Kay

and this is what Kay had to say.

Hello all.  I've had the best time playing "tourist" with my house guest, Flat Susan.  She arrived safely and hasn't stopped talking about all her adventures.  She's the perfect house guest, as you can imagine.  

Our first stop was at a yard sale that my friend, Alyce was having.  She always has neat stuff and I wanted to introduce her to Flat Susan.  She's one of my besties in the world.
Another one of my besties and I went to Santa Fe to show Flat Susan a few of the sites.  I must admit, by the end of the day we were all tired.  Along the way Flat Susan had a little accident as her leg fell off.  I'm so glad she came with a First Aid Kit!  I'm happy to report that she made it through the operation and has two legs, once again.

Poppy, my conure, needed some food so we stopped at Feathered Friends.  While we were there we said hello to the birds. 
My friend Lisa with Flat Susan.
We ate lunch at Tomasita's restaurant.  Tomasita’s is a Santa Fe tradition serving classic Northern New Mexican Cuisine. The restaurant has been locally owned and operated for over 40 years.  Santa Fe locals have consistently voted Tomasita’s Best Red Chile, Best Green Chile, Best Margaritas and Best New Mexican Restaurant.
Flat Susan wanted to go swimming in the salsa but I said it might not be a good idea.
Like any good tourist, she was ready to sample everything. Here's a taco, green chile relleno, enchilada, beans and rice.
These are called sopapillas.  That's honey butter right behind Flat Susan.
She wanted to take one home to use as a bed.  Silly girl.
Our lovely waitress.  She loved meeting Flat Susan, who is so well traveled.
We then went to St. Francis Cathedral.  St. Francis of Assisi is the founder of the Franciscan Order. He is the Patron Saint of Santa Fe, New Mexico as well as The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Animals and the Environment.
I took this photo from inside the church.  Isn't the stained glass beautiful!
Close up of Flat Susan in the hand of St. Francis.
On the Plaza Flat Susan had to go into this shop.  I think it was the name that caught her eye.
She got a little wild.  At one point she was so taken with a squash blossom necklace that she rode it like, well, a maverick!
She loved this one too but refrained from trying it on.
Santa Fe fashion - turquoise jewelry and a concho belt.
From there we walked to the Guadalupe Rubber Stamp.  You can visit themHERE.  Lee, the owner, was there to greet us.  We had a great time and no, I didn't walk out of there empty handed!
Flat Susan was so excited that she kept moving, hence the blurry photo.
The next two photos are of the native americans selling their wares on the Plaza.  You can find some good bargains and it's nice buying from the artisan.
From here we drove to Hobby Lobby.  I bought a few more things here too.  This is where Flat Susan lost her leg (well, I found it on the floor).  I didn't take any photos inside the store.
I hope you enjoyed this post.  I certainly had a wonderful time with Flat Susan!


  1. So glad that she didn't remain legless for long! LOL Wonderful photos of FS having a really lovely trip!

  2. You are certainly giving FS a great time and adding some gems to her world Tour. What a gal she is! no wonder she was legless with Margeurita's and Mexican food. Wish I was there.
    I'm glad she had a bit of spiritual guidance from Saint Francis!
    Jo x It's just over a year since I hosted FS in England then took her on the first part of her journey to Germany, Italy and Slovenia.

  3. Looks like she had a fun time in Santa Fe. I've visited that cathedral a few years back. Gorgeous!!


Thank you for reading about my adventures, hope you come back and read more. I am always on the move.