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celebrating 20 years of our investment club

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celebrating 20 years of our investment club

We are a group of 8 women(ages 48-78) looking for a destination to go to celebrate our 20th year. Would you reccomend Santa Fe in November. Any places to stay to recommend. We probabaly would make a long weekend out of it as we will be coming from Iowa. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks much.

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1. Re: celebrating 20 years of our investment club

November in Santa Fe is cold and windy and really not a great place for tourists. Not sure what kind of weather you are looking for, but Santa Fe is not a warm November.

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We absolutely love north-central New Mexico in November. First, it's quiet: the High Season is over and you have the place virtually to yourselves. Our guests who come that time of year do so specifically for the peacefulness of the whole region. You're not fighting traffic and most people are very relaxed and accomodating.

Second, storms that come in November tend to hit the high country with snow, leaving snow-capped peaks as your backdrop. Cool morning temps often easily warm up with the sun-filled skies dominating the scenery. Storms tend not to linger in New Mexico. Like the migratory birds that time of year, the storms fly quickly overhead on their way to somewhere else.

Third, many types of lodging offer wood-burning fire places in their rooms. Very cozy, we think. Small inns, B&B's and even some hotel/motels offer you the opportunity to build a fire in your room. It's often a magical time.

Guests who come to Taos in November do so for many reasons, but mainly it's for the quietude and the art scene. Ditto Santa Fe. We have sent guests to Canyon Road and the many museums there without any complaint.

Finally, horseback trips in the Taos area move down from the Ski area altitudes to places closer into town. They are still available depending upon the level of difficulty you're willing to handle.

Be sure to re-post any specific questions you may have because there are a lot of very knowledgeable folks who post here and can give you plenty of suggestions for that time of year.

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3. Re: celebrating 20 years of our investment club

Yes, it is true that SF is a 4 seasons town, and weatherwise, not at its best in Nov.

But it is still a great place to visit, indoor and out, with museums, restaurants, galleries. I just hope you don't go thru all your profits shopping here!

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4. Re: celebrating 20 years of our investment club

First weekend in November is the annual Dixon Studio Tour, and that can actually be a way for investors to invest in art without paying gallery prices http://www.dixonarts.org/index.html Weather is indeed fickle, but if the sun is out, it might be warmer than Iowa. It's an inexpensive time of year to be here, since hotels all drop their rates around mid-late October. Look for hotels that include everything so you don't have to have 8 minds deciding where to have breakfast! Also look for hotels that offer packages that might include additional experiences for your group, educational, relaxation or adventure. I have found that the top TripAdvisor hotels in any city generally offer enough variety/quality to choose from, so give all eight investors each one hotel to research, then make your choice in the same way as you make your investments. 20 years is a long time, so you must be pretty experienced at wise decision-making!

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