Explore! New Mexico hits the dusty road this week with a trip that will take us to Santa Fe from our base in Las Cruces, with all kinds of diversions planned from the capitol city. We timed our visit to coincide with the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, which I enjoyed greatly last year. Fortunately, the night before is the Crownpoint Rug Auction, so we’ll head west on Friday, then back to Santa Fe for the folk art market on Saturday. We’ll see what a Navajo rug auction is like - and see if I can afford to big on one!
We’ll be visiting pueblos such as Taos, Acoma and a number of others north of Santa Fe. We’ll investigate Chimayo and Rinconada, Puye, Bandeleir National Monument, Abiquiu and Los Alamos.
When we go to Taos, we’ll have to take the High Road to explore the beauty of the vistas. Last time I drove to Taos, I paralleled a summer thunderstorm that arrived the same time I did, drenching the village, but skipping the pueblo which was holding a dance that day. In Taos, we’ll visit my great-grandparents’ friend’s home: The Kit Carson Home and Museum. There are some interesting family tales about Kit Carson!
In Santa Fe, we’ll roam Canyon Road to look at sculptures, visit the New Mexico History Museum, and eat plenty of good food. Perhaps we’ll explore the Round House as well.
So, keep an eye on our blog. We’ll be posting photos and stories while we’re on the road so you can enjoy our trip along with us!
Posted by Cheryl Fallstead, Explore! New Mexico