Do marathon journey - check. Stay over in Albuquerque - check. Collect hire car - check. Drive to Santa Fe whilst marvelling at the wide open spaces - check. Book into very nice place - check. Decide that plastic/polystyrene cups just will not do for early morning tea (yup, I brought tea bags) - so drive to Walmart for a general nosey around and some shopping - check. Return to hotel.
Go for mooch around Santa Fe and end up at La Fonda on the Plaza to eat, plenty of country music, dancing, good food and drink.