Hacienda del Sol
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- Hot tub
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Drove from Las Vegas to Taos, which was the shortest point to point drive I have done (under 2 hours).
I took the scenic route because - uhm - the GPS chose the scenic route. This took me through the Carson National Forest which was great for two reasons:
- Great trees in autumnal colours. While I cannot distinguish the browns / greens very well, I could appreciate the multiplicity of the shades present. At ...
... can only give you Rocky Mountain fever. Oh. Good. That makes me feel better. There are bears and wild cats but we were instructed on what to do if we should encounter one. For a wild cat look big. Scaling Paul came to mind. For a bear, don't look big or tasty. We did not encounter any wildlife of that sort. He said the llamas would let us know if anything was around by all turning their heads toward the danger. ...
... br> We soon had bags filled with organic tomatoes, patty pan squash, spring lettuce, red potatoes and freshly roasted chilies. The bounty was mostly locally sourced from the nearby farms we had recently driven past.
It was harder to find our idea of New Mexico-Mexican food. We checked menus at two restaurants that were serving duck confit salad, quiche, and other California-inspired bistro meals, before asking a couple of locals where to go. The ...
... were eating our sandwiches, but it didn’t touch the heat – about 87F. The volunteer at the visitor centre said it was a “cooler” day today!
Then, we took off in the car to the town of Los Alamos, where the A-bomb was designed in the 1940’s. The town was shrouded in secrecy for many years as the goings on there were top-secret. There are still 10,000 people employed in various scientific developments there, ...
... for a 7.10am flight to DC :-((( - we all tried for the stiff upper lip but everyone was a little frayed and grumpy (no names, Mathew, no names) - anyway, all is now good - we've landed in our FABULOUS row house in Foggy Bottom, DC (cool name huh, I just had to stay in Foggy Bottom once I found it)! About six blocks from the National Mall and White House and a very Balmain-esque row house - tres cool! If only our real life was as cool as our pretend life on holiday - ha ...