Hilltop House Hotel and Conference Center
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... for somewhere to camp but couldn't get hold of the B and B, she offered to phone her friends Djann and Lisa at the River Farm Casita to see if we could camp there. Djann phoned back and said we could stay, giving directions to the Casita which was eight miles away in the village of Medanales. Eight miles! Oh no, we just couldn't face it, and it was starting to rain, and there was a headwind. What had we done? Why were people so generous? It had cost us an extra eight miles ...
... view, enclosed within an overgrown forest behind a high wall.
Undeterred in our intentions to explore small artist colonies, we took off for the High Road, a scenic route through small villages, art studios, and farms in northern New Mexico. It famously connects Taos to Santa Fe, but we were concentrating on the mid-section that follows a small two-lane road from Espanola northeast to Chimayo and Truchas.
Chimayo is famous for the Santuario de ...
... New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra and the Russian pianist Olga Kern who played Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto. After the intermission the orchestra played Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony. The concert hall was packed with 1,800 people.
I had thoroughly enjoyed my 2 weeks at Diane's house, and it was sad to say goodbye. I drove north to Santa Fe and camped at the nearest KOA campground. Monday ...
... a massage and pedicure for the morning then headed back to the hotel to get ready. I tried to drink an American sized 'double shot espresso' (which was like a pint) I was tired so wanted to help make sure I didn't get tired too early. We went to 'the Catina' and ordered the most horrible cocktail 'Brazilian Daiquiri' we couldn't drink them so ordered a sprite and tried to water the down. We met Kyle from the bunny store for a couple ...
We signed up for another river restoration/tree planting with WildEarth Guardians. This time it was going to be in the Valles Caldera. We decided to go up the day before like we had done the other time but this time we camped in the Jemez Falls Campground seven miles from the entrance to the Valles Caldera.
We took the scenic route up through Los Alamos, past the guard station with no problem ...