A final wrap-up….

Here’s a wrap-up, a review, and some extra pics of our recent stay in Taos.

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Day One (after a brief visit in Santa Fe):

1. Pull in and take a nap.
2. Walk to the local pub (Eske’s).  Remember to stay tuned for that green chili vegetarian stew.
3. Walk to grocery store  for supplies.
4.  Sleep and get awakened by weird knocking noises.

The church at La Loma Plaza.

The church at La Loma Plaza. Our casita was just across the way.

 

Day Two:
1. Hike the rim.
2. Buy treasures from roadside vendors.
3. Brews and eats at Taos Mesa Brewery.
4. Walk the plaza.
5.  Listen to street musicians at John Dunn House Shops.
6. Margaritas at Adobe Bar.
7. Nap
8. Dinner at The Love Apple
9.  More weird knocking.

Street musicians in Taos.

Street musicians in Taos.

 

Day Three:
1. Farmers market.
2. Rancho de Taos church and shops.  (Find a piece of pottery you think you can’t live without.)

San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church, Rancho de Taos

San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church

3. Lunch at Orlando’s.
4. Harwood Musuem.  A must see and literally steps away from our casita.

In the courtyard of The Harwood Museum, Taos.

In the courtyard of The Harwood Museum, Taos.

 

5. Wine tasting. Listen to loud wine patron, “I never knew there were so many nuances to Merlot.”
6. Linda Rauch Gallery.  We love talking to people who are passionate about what they do.  Also liked her dog.
7. Debate whether or not you’re investing in pottery.
8. Pull the trigger and buy said pot.
9. Try to haggle with a Mexican import place over a 5′ tall carved St. Pasquale.
10. Defeated, buy a bottle of wine to take back to the casita.
11.  Sit on the patio and reflect on the vibe that is Taos.
12. Final meal in Taos at El Meze.
13.  Final weird knocking noises.

Music to shop by at Taos Famers Market.

Music to shop by at Taos Famers Market.

 

Day Four, heading home:
1. Just happen upon Wired? on the way out of town. Grab coffee.
2. Head home via the high road and Las Vegas, NM.

Views from the high road.

Views from the high road.

 

3.  Think about turning around.

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Could we live right here?

4.  Arrive home nine hours later, unload, and reflect on the vibe that is Taos.
5.  Plan next trip.

Now, I’m just revisiting pictures daily to keep in that Taos state of mind.

Rancho de Taos style.

Rancho de Taos style.

A fixer-upper

A fixer-upper

A long ago closed watering hole, Rancho de Taos.

Another fixer-upper with a bit more promise. A long ago closed watering hole.

A casita in Rancho de Taos, NM.

A colorful casita in Rancho de Taos, NM.

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Another long ago closed establishment in NM.

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St. Francis

 

 

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Part of the guttering system at San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church , Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

 

 

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