This is the last post from my photo journal of our one week surprise trip to the southwest and it also represents what was really a nice surprise for both of us. We were just taking the back road from Santa Fe to Albuquerque to catch the airplane back to Seattle and I hadn't really scouted it out, other than knowing it would be more interesting than the interstate in the valley and that it wound through some old mining towns.
Madrid began that way, but is now a colorful strip of houses turned into art galleries. It was certainly touristy, but that didn't keep it from being fun. We didn't have plans to actually buy anything, but we ended up leaving with a pair of small metal sculptures that will add a nice southwest motif to our living room wall. It's sort of cool for us to find something we both like, in a place we didn't expect to find.