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I headed for Taos, NM today. Some of the drive was through some nice scenery. Near Taos I came across Earthship Biotecture, a group of houses built with natural and recycled materials using solar and wind for power. I stopped and ...
... picked up from there. Stopped to see the Aztec Ruins, pretty cool if you love history or or curious about some of your ancestors, or just like to see how people lived 5 or 6 centuries ago. From there blew up the mountains to 13, 600 ft over this pass, and wound our way down to Taos - but on the way, check out this killer bridge. You get a little squeamish looking over the edge. Bought some Indian artifacts. Anyway, there you go.
... these amazing structures. It was certainly inspiring to see them first had. Perhaps one day, I will find my little slice of heaven and build myself an earthship. It was tempting to use up a little of our "fluff" time and spend another day, but the campground was getting crowded we opted to move on to Durango. I highly recommend Northern New Mexico. It has the great topography of Colorado mixed with the strong Mexican influences of New Mexico.
... the car. Apparently we had seen everything there was to see but as we scraped the clods of mud from our boots we felt a little let down. We were left feeling a little disappointed that A) we just paid $14 to get our boots really muddy on the severely lacking "self guided walking tour" and B) drove all the way out here to learn what we already knew.
The whole stop was probably only an hour.
As we ...
... Santa Fe and the Rough Guide recommends the High Road which goes through various small villages in the mountains "if you have a few hours to spare". The alternative route had the allure of following the Rio Grande valley. The Rio Grande is one of those rivers whose name conjures up feelings and sensations; of what I am not quite sure but I know it is connected to my childhood and to a sense of adventure. On the basis that we ...
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