Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Touring Taos

Up, ate breakfast and hit the streets. We were only a couple blocks from the historical plaza, so we checked the area out for the next couple hours. This is the main street through town, just a block from the plaza.


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The window and door pictures are from the Kit Carson Museum (also not open…)

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One thing about living in a motorhome is that you aren’t tempted to buy a bunch of souvenirs or knick-knacks for the house. (‘Course we can’t afford some of the really cool stuff in this town!!) I did, however, find a Native American flute which is something I’ve been wishing for for some time now. Now we’ll see if I can learn to play it! I discovered later, through a little internet research, that it was made by an M. Mirabel from the Taos Pueblo. Don’t know if he’s a brother, or some other relative, or even not a relative, of the famous flute musician Robert Mirabel, but it’s close enough for me!

Another wonderful shop we discovered was “Weaving Southwest”. If any of you are ever looking for a really great rug, check this place out.

Well, we were now tired of “shopping” so we walked back to the condo, ate a quick lunch, hopped in the car and headed for the country. First stop was to see the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Can you believe this is the same Rio Grande River that is near our winter home in south Texas?


Then we spent the afternoon following the 85-mile “Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway” through Questa, Red River and Eagle Nest.

Here’s a view of the Red River ski runs for our sons…


Before heading home, we took a short side trip to check out Angel Fire and saw what may possibly be the longest straight ski run in the U.S.


The Sangre de Cristo mountains are just beautiful and we really enjoyed the drive.

Back in Taos, we headed for a local pizza place. We were the oldest folks there by a long shot, but the pizza was great!

Then “home” where we relaxed and watched some of the tornado chasing in northern Texas. It was near where we drove through last fall and close to some friends of ours, so we were glad to hear the next morning that there weren’t any injuries or damage. Sounds like more weather on the way for that area though….

A short dip in the hot tub and time to call it a day.

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