Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Travelin' Tuesday: Santa Fe & Taos

Our birthday trip in Albuquerque included a road trip to Santa Fe and Taos!  After breakfast Sunday morning we made a bee line for the highway and headed up to Santa Fe to check out the Indian Art Market.

Our Inn Keepers were not kidding when they said be prepared to walk because parking was horrible.  After driving around for 15-20 minutes we finally found a legal spot and hoofed it to the market.

There were rows and rows of artists showcasing jewelry, pottery, paintings, baskets and more.  There was no way we would be able to see it all, but we checked out a good sampling.

From Santa Fe we hit the road up to Taos which (according to USA Today) is considered one of the top 10 places to see in the US.

During our guided tour we learned about their way of life including how the kids are schooled within the walls up to grade 8 before going to public or private school and how it is up to the parents and grandparents to teach the children the native language since it is not written down.

We rounded out the road trip with dinner back in Santa Fe at a quaint little Italian place before heading back to Albuquerque as the sun set.

Another fun birthday trip in the books!  Can't wait to see what Chris plans for next year!


  1. taos looks amazing! another great trip!

  2. I've always wanted to visit Taos, it looks amazing.

  3. This is so "funny". I was just thinking yesterday about the fact that I think I want to go to New Mexico. I was looking for places in Santa Fe or Taos. The Southwest is definitely a place that I want to learn more about.

    1. It's a very interesting place, I feel like we only scratched the surface of what New Mexico had to offer!

  4. Oooh - I've never been to New Mexico. Taos looks really amazing - thanks for the introduction!

  5. I love southwest-style art and patterns, they're so inspiring. You guys did such fun things!