The episode began with a view of San Francisco Street leading up to the spiritual center of Santa Fe, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. It was dusk and the lighting was beautiful. This was the real Santa Fe. On that street is historic La Fonda. That is where more drama and the rose ceremony took place.
The women gathered in the ballroom, a majestic room lighted with six immense hand made chandeliers with traditional New Mexican tinwork. The decorations were typical of Santa Fe, featuring hand woven Navajo and Mexican Zapotec weavings. Outside on the adjoining terrace, we caught a glimpse of the beautiful tiled fountain and the view of the cathedral.
The beauty of Santa Fe was shattered by Kelsey who was lying on the terra cotta floor, writhing in emotional pain. What was termed a panic attack was quickly resolved when The Bachelor, Chris, responded to her request to see him.
What followed was a beautiful ceremony on the terrace at La Fonda. What we did see of Santa Fe Monday night was real. It is a beautiful, historic town with narrow winding streets, lovingly cared for adobe buildings and luxury hotels such as La Fonda where you can stay right in the middle of all that beauty and history.
It can’t get any more romantic than that!