Thursday, June 8, 2017

Day 5, Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - Around Taos

The day started with a great breakfast at Michael's Kitchen, then it was off to Taos Pueblo.  Despite all our previous trips to Taos, we'd never visited the Pueblo.  There's a $14 per senior person charge to visit, and the tour is by donation.  Our tour guide was a UNM Senior from the pueblo.  He gave some history and talked about the lifestyle.  What follows is a series of pictures with captions:

Current church at Taos Pueblo

Church & entrance at Taos

Original church at Taos, destroyed by cannon fire during Taos revolt, 1847

People on a pilgrimage to the church.  They walked all the way from town, circle the pueblo, then have a service.
 Taos Pueblo.  The structures in front are arbors where members sell arts & crafts to tourists.

It was hot, so we came back & cooled off a bit, then headed to Pilar and the Rio Grand gorge.  Water was high, and raft trips were either putting in or taking out here.

 Came back by way of the west rim & had lunch at Michael's.  Followed that with a trip to the Plaza,

After a stop at Walmart for bug repellent, and eventually supper at El Taoseno, we were to bed early, since the wifi at the motel seemed to be overloaded.

For the day 61 miles, 1187 for the trip.

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