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Travel Blogs from Taos
... just drop away suddenly and to look far down at the river below. It was then returning over the bridge to the sustainable community via our trusty GPS. It directed us towards and into the local Indian Pueblo community before we were turned around and told to return from whence we came. Damn GPS. We consulted Mr Google who took us off in the total different direction - all the way back over the bridge where we had been half an hour ago and then 5 miles on. Argh. As ...
Complete change of scenery and weather !
We left Moab a few days ago and travelled towards Durango in Colorado.
Just before reaching Durango we visited the Mesa Verde Nation Park, which offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from AD 600 to 1300. We visited several cliff dwellings, one of them ...
... snowmobiles. Even though it was cold, I was sweating like a beast and we were all exhausted. We wanted to reach a spot with a good view of the mountains so we decided to suck it up and took the steep route. We made the right decision because soon after we reached an amazing lookout! It was such a satisfying feeling to have reached the top of the mountain we were on. The way down was an ease and was a much more joyous experience than the way up.
Sunday, Monday – June 1 & 3
We left Bandelier National Monument and drove some of the switchbacks to head north to Taos. The drive to Taos is stunning and I can only imagine what the views are like when snow is on the ground. The Rio Grande flows south along the highway, while the Sangre de Cristo Mountains rise up to the northeast.
The Apaches and Navajos settled here over a thousand years ago. There is also ...
... of bison. Oh New Mexico. How much we like you. You with your turquoise-coloured licence plates and hilarious billboards.
Trip anthem: Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (It had to happen sometime on the trip)
Wildlife sightings: Two mountain goats
Rating out of 10: 8
In a word/phrase: Cowboys and Indians
Something interesting: Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States at 7,000 feet above sea ...