Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunrise in Monument Valley

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Day 40 Headed for Taos

We left Santa Fe for Taos. It was about an hour and a half drive which was great as it meant we had a half day in Taos. For some reason I thought we were going to be here longer, but not so. We will only be here for a day and a half.  It's too bad. Taos is a much smaller town with a population of about 20,000. It is similar to Santa Fe with art galleries, and a beautiful central town plaza,and it has a small town feel and less tourists.
 As we drove up to Taos the landscape changed from a more deserty look to more rocky.

One of the numerous casinos we passed along the way. I bet if we've seen one casino, we've seen a 100.
 We passed this lovely old church along the road. Wish we knew the name and more information on it.
 The Rio Grande River ran right along the highway almost all the way to Taos. It was a very nice drive.

 The Rio Grande Gorge.
Ahhhh there's Taos in sight. A sweet small town sitting below the San Cristobal Mountains.

1 comment:

  1. Well, it's taken me awhile to catch up with you. Ya'll are moving on! Beautiful pictures and even better descriptions. Boy, Earl's was an experience, wasn't it. I know what you mean about the flea markets. We would go miles and miles in Utah with nothing but the occasional jewelry and pottery stand. I even had a personal shopper show up at my car window after we stopped at McDonald's with 2 arms full of bracelets to sell. It really startled me.