Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Land of Enchantment

That's the nickname of New Mexico where we just spent eight glorious days. The skies are so blue that they look artificial and the low humidity lets you see forever. We were on a tour and visited Albuquerque, Taos, and Santa Fe. I had heard so much about this part of NM and was anxious to see it. It was just as beautiful as I had heard. I didn't take as many pictures as I usually do and I will only share a few with you.

We visited the Georgia O'Keefe museum and Ghost Ranch, where she lived and painted

I loved the architecture which was so prevalent in the cities we visited. Apparently Santa Fe has strict building codes  to keep it that way. And yes, that really is the color of the sky.

This was actually a hotel, made to look like an ancient pueblo.

The ubiquitous Chemisa plant, which made all of us sneeze.

I always try to find a Santa ornament when I travel and this little guy with his cowboy boots, sombrero , and cactus Christmas tree was perfect. 

The holes that you see in this cliff are actually caves which were the homes of ancient cliff dwellers.

Santa Fe is known for its huge arts scene. The famous Canyon Road is just one gallery another. Fabulous! One of the stops on our tour was to visit  the studio of Somers Randolph, a stone carver. His work was amazing and he was most entertaining. 

Me and my travel buddies, Claire,  Ruth (my sister), and Mickie. We've been all over the world together and always have a great time.


Linda M said...

I love that area, seeing your pictures makes me want to go visit again.

Vivien Zepf said...

This looks like it was a wonderful trip. I've never been to NM, so thanks for sharing your pictures!