Day 5: Taos to Santa Fe
Drive to Santa Fe
Lunch near Chimayo
Saints and Sinners Sign
Arrive Rental House
Dinner at home
We'll be starting out the morning with a lovely homemade breakfast, maybe we can even get our little chefs Gianna and Dominic to take the lead in the kitchen and cook up some yummy goodness! Next, we'll be checking out and hitting the road once again. Hey, what can you expect - it's a road trip!
We'll be traveling along highway 518 and today won't be so bad, as it is only a 75 mile drive to Santa Fe from Taos. We've decide to take this route because we'll be stopping at the 48 mile mark in Chimayo. Heading to the 19th-century adobe church & National Historic Landmark, El Santuario de Chimayo!
Which is actually one of the trip highlights that Tanya is looking forward to!
- Chimayó is also known for the weaving traditions of the Ortega and Trujillo families, who have been weaving in the Spanish Colonial tradition for many generations and now operate weaving businesses near the Plaza del Cerro and in the placita of Centinela. We'll be sure to make a visit over there and check out their goods! This traditional craft is but one of several still practiced in the region, including tin smithing, wood carving, and making religious paintings. These activities, along with the local architecture and the landscape of irrigated fields, create a historic ambiance that attracts much tourism.
We'll do some sight seeing, play with our photography skills, shopping and have a local lunch before all loading back up in our rentals and moving onto Santa Fe!!!
Our next stop will be to quench the quirky side of our road-trip (all road-trips need at least one!) We'll be quickly stopping in Espanola, New Mexico (about 20 miles north of Santa Fe), at the Saints and Sinners Liquor Store! Noooo we won't be boozing it up, we probably won't even be going in! This stop is strictly for the photo op!
By now, it'll be about time to check in to our next "home away from home" (for the next 2 nights) vacation rental. Then we'll kick back & relax; while the kids stretch out & play; all while working up an appetite for whatever deliciousness that we decide to make and prepare for the our hungry little troops!