I am back from an almost perfect trip to New Mexico. My mother and I shopped for jewelry and art in Santa Fe, soaked in the pools at Ojo Caliente, explored the pueblo in Taos, and enjoyed a variety of delicious meals and sights along the way.
Santa Fe’s sights were almost overwhelming. But it was a pleasure to chat with native artists at the Portal, and lunch with my friend, Ann, at La Fonda hotel’s La Plazuela was a delight.
When we reached Ojo Caliente, I was finally able to hike! I spent part of our first morning heading up to the Posi Ruins, where there were old pot shards a plenty, along with amazing views of the Sangre de Christo mountains.
The sunsets were also fabulous, as were the dips in the various pools – iron pool, arsenic pool, soda pool.
We drove up to Taos and enjoyed shopping and the galleries in the downtown area. We spent a morning at the Pueblo, eating fry bread, talking to the locals, and enjoying the sites. (I know! Fry bread. But it was so good.)
During the trip, my mom and I got a chance to hang out on our own, which we rarely get, and never for so long. We had some good talks, both among ourselves and with others, with topics often centered on cancer (of course), but also ranging to other areas.