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After our short hike, we tried out the rejuvenating outdoor natural hot baths which was awesome. I think I may have loved it a bit more than Dave liked it. :-) Ha! Then we visited the steam room and then the sauna. Dave lounged in the lobby by the fire while I took in more of the baths. Hopefully we'll be able to get some pictures added on here.
Dave cooked his ...
... that was so very delicious.
From there to Casa Benevides where we had a beautiful room awaiting us. Rested a bit before heading out to look around town. We were still trying to decide where to have dinner and were walking around checking places out and it was very slippery with the ice patches and new snow covering some of the ice. Went back to the room and put on our "yak traks" which fit on the bottom of your shoe and help grip ...
... of the day. When the lessons finished at 2.30pm they were allowed until 4pm with "free time" on the mountain and Anna skied a green run (intermediate) with the Texan family so she ended her day on a high (pun intended) - Taos valley sits at 9,500 feet so she was probably skiing at around 10,000+ feet! A hot bubble bath and open fire ended the day perfectly before we set off for yet another road-trip up to Denver for our onward flight to Washington DC!
Our drive day ...
... upon these ideas and drove from Chinle to Taos in one day. Since the Forest Service campgrounds were all closed, we treated ourselves to two nights at a delightful B&B, Casa Benavides, in the town of Taos.
Taos Pueblo, northeast of the town, is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in the United States.Unlike the dwellings at Mesa Verde, which were built with cut stone, the Taos Pueblo is built with ...
... wandered into) were beautiful. And the little town of Chiamyo, nestled in the foothills, was lovely.
We kept on driving, up and up, till we arrived in Truchas, which reminded us of the villages in the Pyrenees. Truchas sites atop a mesa and looks out on snow-covered mountains. It is quaint, and feels entirely different than the other New Mexican villages we had seen so far.
We kept on, ...
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