La Fonda Hotel
We made a change, for the last night of our road trip. After keeping it safe with Marriott owned hotels, we checked on reviews for the historic La Fonda in Santa Fe.
Reviews convinced us that guests with concerns about traveling during a pandemic, felt very happy at La Fonda.
,The chain hotels had been safe, but I was tired of seeing stacked chairs and tired of little bag breakfasts on the way out.
At La Fonda, they went above and beyond, with covid restrictions. The PLEASE sign made me smile. It's not a huge demand. Just put on your shoes and shirt and mask!
I liked the hand sanitizer in the shiny container. And I liked being given a first floor, upgraded room.
I liked the way the hotel handled the closure of their indoor dining space. (pic from 2 years ago)
Instead of stacking chairs and putting up caution tape, they transformed it into a gallery.
Their spacious outdoor restaurant was open.
After checking in, we took a peek and we were so impressed we made reservations. The masked staff was relaxed and welcoming and the tables isolated, without looking odd.
Don and I had our last restaurant meal on March 7. We figured if were going to take a baby step with outdoor dining, this was the perfect place to do it!
Safe and Yummy
Neither of us has had any desire to do more than carryout dining. But suddenly we were craving this dining experience. The guests and staff all looked relaxed and happy. The New Mexican cuisine smelled heavenly.
When a man at a nearby table saw me snapping a photo of Don, he jumped up and insisted on taking a photo of the 2 of us. I was delighted. We toasted and he snapped a photo, before returning my phone.
Oops. I guess I was so relaxed I didn't think that this was the perfect way to get a little covid-contam! Oh well. I grabbed my portable hand sanitizer and cleaned my hands and phone.
We don't have plans to dine out again, anytime soon. But I'm glad we tried it out at a great place!
Cancer to Covid
I started this complaining list/blog, in May 2016. I posted 200 gripes about my breast cancer and then I was done.
On March 17, 2020, I started venting all over again, when another disease (starting with a C) interfered with my life. Only this time, it was affecting more than me.
Coronavirus and Cancer! Both are evil, but neither can totally get me down... if I vent! I hope with Covid, I run out of complaints before 200!