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 ...
... 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 night ...
... but it wasn't effective. We didn't stop until we made it to the car.
Case had the misfortune of making probably the worst drive of the trip (which we bargained for and he agreed to!) and drove from Carlsbad to Santa Fe from about 9pm to 3am. We slept as much as we could in the car and checked into the campground early and got set up. We were dead tired but very excited to be in Santa Fe. We re-packed and reorganized our stuff (the ...
... was decent enough.
We drove through a snow covered landscape in heavy traffic as we left Denver, hoping for a smooth trip down to New Mexico. It was a six hour twenty minutes drive to our friends' house and the GPS made it straightforward. The snow disappeared and it got steadily warmer as we progressed southwards, with the traffic thinning out until we were on empty roads. Jemma took her first turn in the driver's seat outside Britain and drove for over ...