Sorry I’ve been MIA for the better part of this week! I had a great time trekking with my sis; we returned Saturday night and she sadly left on Sunday. I then had to crank out 15 orders awaiting my attention and I’ve just been trying to give my lil’ shop some much needed attention since it’s been a bit neglected this fall.
Anyhow, I can’t help but share with you some last round of pictures of our trip…I’ll combine in collages so you don’t feel like you’re flipping through dozens of someone’s vacation photos… ;)
When we reluctantly left Taos, we took the “High Road” out – no, literally, we did! It’s a GORGEOUS scenic route between Taos and Santa Fe and felt a bit like we were being transported from CO mountains…through a Tuscan countryside…then onto AZ dessert landscapes. Bizarre changes of scenery, yet stunning all at once.
On our way, we stopped at El Santuario de Chimayo to visit a very old, quaint church (my sister is a devout Catholic and me, well, I just appreciate the art of religious icons, especially old ones). There were several other chapels on the grounds with beautiful sacred heart icons, which I just love.
After our visit, as well as some tamales at Leona’s, a local icon in it’s own right, we made it into Santa Fe and just soaked up the beautiful weather on the Santa Fe Plaza…
And we visited more churches, including the oldest church in the U.S., the San Miguel Mission which is said to be the oldest church in the U.S. built between 1610 and 1626 (which appropriately sits across the street from the oldest house in the U.S., built in 1646). That’s my petite 4’11″ sister fitting perfectly inside the petite doors!
We fell in love with the beautiful adobe architecture, especially against the azure blue sky…
And enjoyed the beautiful artwork, sculptures and galleries on the famed Canyon Road…
Oh, that sky…There was beauty everywhere you looked.
And with great hesitation, we needed to make our way back to Colorado…with no car radio and no cell service to stream music (we sang our hearts out and shared funny stories…what sisters/girlfriends do best!)
But the sadness of leaving the beauty of the Southwest was quickly replaced by the awe of the sunset on the CO mountains…
My sister and I, being set 2,000 miles apart, try to make our sister’s getaway an annual event and next year, my sis has her eye on Sedona, AZ.
More red rock and blue skies.
And I can’t wait.