Yesterday we spent the day visiting the many wonders of Taos. Ricardo and Patricia spent a couple of hours touring the 1500 year old Taos Pueblo. It is believed this five level adobe structure was build around 1350 AD and it has been continuously inhabited since that time.
Then we were off to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. This bridge sits over six hundred feet above the Rio Grande River, making it the 10th highest bridge in the U.S. The canyon it spans is the most phenomenal in New Mexico.
Of course we had to stop by the Earthship Biotecture Center. It is here that the most natural build houses in the west are. All passive solar in both heat and energy, these homes are build from only locally found natural and unrecycled material) beer and wine bottles, discarded tires...). And of course they are very spaceage in design.
Dinner was at the Gorge Bar and Grill on the Plaza. Afterwards I visited an exhibit of the Forbidden Art, paintings by the controversial English writer, DH Lawrence. It was to Taos that he fled when his writings made him unwelcome in England. (Lady Chatterly’s lover among others).
And today we took a beautiful ride over the mountains to the Colorado town of Pagosa Springs. Know for the many natural hot springs, this town is quaint, but beautiful.