12 Hours in Taos

We only have a few days left in the Southwest and the feeling is bittersweet. Jason’s family lives in Farmington, New Mexico and although its not necessarily “on the map” it has a certain charm to it. In past visits home, we’ve explored the artist community in Santa Fe, the strangeness of Truth and Consequence and the Navajo Nation in Shiprock. This time around, I dreamed of a trip to Taos. We were able to sneak away for an overnight and it was definitely one of the coolest places I’ve touched down on yet. Visit in the fall when everything is golden.
Stay at the historic Taos Inn for the ultimate in Southwest decor and hospitality. Order a Bloody Maria at The Adobe Bar inside.
Eat the best huevos rancheros of your life at Michael’s Kitchen Cafe and Bakery. Go for the coffee with roasted pinons. Kill an hour listening to live music at The Coffee Spot.
Explore the Taos Pueblo, it will blow your mind. The adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over 1000 years. We left with a bagful of cedar and sage smudge sticks and a turquoise baby bracelet for Lorea.  
Find all your Day of the Dead kitsch, folk art and oddities at Dwellings Revisited. Discover what real mocassins are at LetherworksRoam the desert for some hippie-inhabited school buses converted into general stores and pizza shops.

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