The first four pictures are from Roz and Jim. They sent these to me by e-mail and they capture some of the feel and magic that we enjoyed on this trip.
Roz and Jim pause for a picture in front of a quiet, Santa Fe home.
Snow falling on a Santa Fe street. Is there anything more heart-warming than a southwestern scene in the winter?
The banner for the exposition of Native American student art at the Wheelwright Museum. The exhibit was fantastic.
Roz snapped this picture of Helen and me in front of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe
At the Wheelwright Museum the courtyard statues were covered in snow
We took many short "drives of discovery" around the back streets of Santa Fe and the photographic opportunities were dazzling
Leaving Santa Fe on a day that snowfall was predicted, we encountered this sunny view of the valley where the town of Chimayo lies
The famous Santuario in Chimayo
We looked for batteries in this old store in Truchas but unless one needs alcohol, there is not much to buy
Street art seen the side of a home in Truchas
In Taos we visited the Millicent Rogers Museum and enjoyed the wonderful art
Another photo by Roz at our bed and breakfast, the Hacienda del Sol, Taos
Overnight, the snow finally came to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
There is an excellent view of the Taos Gorge south of town. Note that the lava flows on top of this gorge are only 1 million years old. That means the Rio Grande has cut the 800 foot depth of the gorge in that short amount of time. Amazing!
Driving up towards Los Alamos, we saw the 1.2 million year old Bandelier tuff, erupted in a catastrophic blast from the Valles Caldera
Completing the loop in our 7 day journey, the Sandia Mts. come back into view near Zia Pueblo
Roadside art at the Arizona border on Interstate 40