I made my first visit to Santa Fe this past June and August in 2010. I loved it! So I immediately began trying to find a way to get back sooner rather than later...a difficult task since all my vacation was spoken for in 2010. (Here's a link to my trip report from that first trip: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28952-i227-k38813… )
Then I remembered...I get two days off at Thanksgiving! Since my extended family gets together on a different date (complicated plans involving in-laws, etc.), I realized I could do a quick run out to Santa Fe and enjoy a Thanksgiving holiday on my own terms.
So I'm posting this in case it helps anyone else in planning a future Thanksgiving trip. The next four replies are my trip's breakdown by day.