Distance between Great Sand Dune to Taos, NM is about 120 miles. J.J. suggested that we go visit and I quickly agreed.
Taos is a small city of 5.4 sq miles with a population of 5,716 based on the 2010 census. Known for historic adobe buildings, driving through its old section is like stepping into another world and time. The Taos Art Colony founded by regional artists has more than 80 galleries. Due to ongoing Native American ceremonies, the famous Pueblo was closed.
It was challenging for J.J. to navigate narrow streets with pedestrians crossing wherever they chose. Finally we found street parking and treated ourselves to an excellent lunch.
Riveala serving JJ's chile relleno and my Mediterranean plate.
North of Taos, we saw curious looking houses as if they were emerging from the earth. They are the Earthship type housing using recyclable, easily available materials. The idea imagined by the architect Michael Reynolds, is to create a type of housing that can potentially be self sustained.
Tonight we are staying at the KOA Alamosa. J.J. and I finished 4 loads of laundry, I went walking on a trail around the RV park, and we both had long, HOT showers.
Aloha -- Cathi