Up early, Ricardo and I strolled the Las Vegas Plaza and visited an antique shoppe. Breakfast at the Ranger Cafe was great...two cups of coffee for me and a virtual feast for Ricardo. Finally we were off to visit the United World College and enjoy the expertise of Jose Pablo Rojas, the Director of Alumni Engagement at the College. Founded in 1982 by Armand Hammer, the college is officially the Armand Hammer United World College of the American West. The goal is to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Jose is actually a graduate of this institution and was an excellent guide.
The architectural centerpiece of this campus is the Montezuma Castle, now officially known as the Davis International Center. We took many photos of the interior which I have posted.
This afternoon we rode the 63 miles to Santa Fe, checked in to our hotel and then visited the historical plaza. Ricardo and Patricia visited shops and the beautiful churches in the area and later we had dinner in a local eatery, nothing fancy but good. Tomorrow Patricia and Ricardo are going to again explore the “old town” and attend mass in the late afternoon. As for me? I probably will just visit the Plaza and historical and elegant La Fonda Hotel. Walking is not something I do very well.
We will be in the Santa Fe area until Sunday morning. Then back on the bikes for the scenic ride to Taos. We have an apartment rented in Taos for three nights and we have much exploring planned.