This evening we will attend a Shabbat ceremony at Deva Lands Sanctuary, and also engage in further conversations about the possibility of us renting a casita on their land in September and joining this small and growing community.
For breakfast this morning, we met an old friend of an old friend at Real Food Nation, a lovely bistro/cafe which is located at a busy crossroads along I-25 about 15 miles north of Santa Fe. Meeting friends of friends is always fun, and we are making new connections here every day. Santa Fe is indeed feeling more and more rich as we hang around.
Like our new friend Colin said, Santa Fe is the best city to live outside of, and we feel clear that we love it enough to live nearby but not enough to rent a place in town.
So, as we ready ourselves to move further south to visit more friends and communities, the potential for returning here to Santa Fe and Deva Lands is high. The decision to live here would put us a mere 90 miles from our son, daughter-in-law and good friends in Taos, 50 miles from good friends in Las Vegas (New Mexico), 50 miles from a friend in Albequerque, and incredibly close to a decent-sized cadre of friends and acquaintances in Santa Fe.
Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico are now on the "short list", and we will move forward with the understanding that our return here over the summer is highly likely.