NM 2013

A few weeks ago my husband and I road tripped to Taos, NM.  We rented a casita a few miles outside of Taos and pulled in after dark, so we had no idea the scenery we were in for.  The sunrise that first morning was breathtaking.

Our first morning we hiked to Williams Lake in the Wheeler Park Wilderness.

A lot of time was spent sitting outside staring at this landscape.  The sun set behind us, but we were treated to this great alpine glow.

One of the highlights was our hike in Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.  Little bit of slot canyon…lots of gorgeous vista.  And of course, those rocks!!

We spent an afternoon in Santa Fe.  Pictured on the left is San Miguel Church, the oldest church in the United States (ca. 1610).  On the right is the De Vargas Street House (1646).

I also enjoyed watching the storms clouds roll in one evening…and I thought of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work inspired by this landscape.

Another morning, we ventured to Rio Grande del Norte National Monument to hike La Junta Point trail.  The confluence of the Rio Grande and Red River is pictured on the right.

And what vacation is complete without a Bluegrass and Beer festival?!  If you’re in the mood for some bluegrass, check out the Hackensaw Boys from Virginia.  Any band with a musician playing cans is alright in my book.