Visiting New Mexico
You may not have realized but I was actually away for a few days this past weekend. Mom and I went to Albuquerque this past weekend for my cousin's son's wedding. We were the only family able to go from Debra's side of the family and we were happy to be there to represent. The wedding was on Sunday at the beautiful Albuquerque Botanical Gardens but we had a few extra days to drive around and see this part of the country.
I didn't take a lot of photos, I was too busy looking around.
The first full day we drove about 2.5 hours north to Taos. Our destination was Taos Pueblo. This Native American village of adobe homes is at least 1000 years old and people still live in them. The tour was fascinating.
The St. Jerome Chapel is "only" about 150 years old and is the newest building.
Next we drove a little NW of Taos to see the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. It's very cool!
Let me tell you this was very high up and it was a darned miracle that I made it to the middle of the bridge to get this photo. You can bet that I didn't let go of the railing.
After this I apparently put my camera away for the rest of the trip and just enjoyed being there. We drove back to Pilar along the western edge of the river and it was a spectacular drive. The next day we drove to Santa Fe and the highlight was the Georgia O'Keefe museum. We were surprised that she has a couple of connections to Virginia. Her very first teaching job was actually very close to where I grew up!
On the day of the wedding we visited the Albuquerque Aquarium and Botanical Gardens in the morning and Old Town in the afternoon. The highlight was a surprise 2-hour show of Flamenco dancing on the square in Old Town. It was a perfect way to end the sight-seeing part of our trip.
Tina in NJ
5/12/2017 01:45:06 pm
Hubby and I went to Santa Fe 10 years ago for our anniversary. I'll think twice about flying into Albuquerque again; it was the roughest landing I've ever experienced! Loved the Georgia O'Keefe museum. I particularly like her New York City cityscapes.
5/12/2017 02:27:15 pm
sometimes I think I need to put my camera away for long periods of time when we travel but it rarely leaves my hand - I'm really not sure why because after I blog and share photos I rarely go back to look at them!! glad you had a good time - there was a bridge we walked across that was really high I can't remember now what it was called - but anyway I swear it felt like it was swaying the whole way across and I was clinging to the railings
5/15/2017 11:15:00 am
Sounds like you had a great time! I have never been to that part of the country. Thanks for sharing!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.