Thursday, June 8, 2017

Day 6, Thursday, Jun 8 - Taos to Santa Fe

Left the El Pueblo Lodge at 7:45 after breakfast - the inn has a wider variety of food than most motels, although B&G is still a staple.  How about tamales and artisan toast to go with the eggs?  We made a couple of stops on our way down the canyon, to see the rapids.  Unfortunately, saw no rafters this morning.

 White water in the gorge

 Nice standing wave

 Arrived in Santa Fe just before 10 AM, parked in a $15/all day lot, and headed to the IAIA museum.  This museum feature contemporary Native artists from the U.S. and Canada.  The long portico is nicely painted.

Then it was time for lunch at The Shed, a very "in" spot that we found on our first trip to Santa Fe in 2004.  We plan lunch there every trip, and try to get the table where Bill got  a prize-winning photo.  Got the table, but the picture has changed, so Bill managed to get both of us in one shot.

The Shed is located in one of the old buildings along this street.

We did our usual tour of the museums and stores around the Plaza.  The NM Museum of Art had a special exhibit on loan from the British Museum - drawings by many artists famous & infamous (from Michelangelo to the present).  The museum itself is architecturally interesting:

Worn out after a lot of walking on a very hot day, we found a place to rest at the Plaza and listen to a girl (and her dog) fiddling for money.

Checked into the hotel about 3:30, did laundry, had an excellent quesadilla at Tortilla Flats off very busy Cerillos Road.  Tomorrow we'll visit Museum Hill, stop at the park adjacent to the cathedral to finish visiting a special exhibit of paintings at Madrid's Prado, have lunch, and spend afternoon & early evening at Fennboree.

For the day, 77 miles, 1263 for the trip.

1 comment:

  1. Love it! You two are so fun and amazing. Love you!! Mark and Sandy