On Saturday, we decided we were too close to Taos to not go there, so we drove up on the "low road" along the Rio Grande River (yes, that Rio Grande that flows to Texas) after a stop at Lenscrafters in Santa Fe to get Anne's glasses repaired and adjusted - it is better not to know how she bent them and popped one lens out). After a quick visit to the Plaza in Taos, we found the church of San Francisco de Asis, a very old church and then went to our campground where the manager was both very helpful and very talkative (a lot of New Mexicans seem to be very talkative).
There was a little snow on the ground when we awoke on Sunday. We went on to visit Taos Pueblo, which was wonderful and bought some bread baked in an outdoor beehive oven called a "horno." We then drove out to view the Rio Grande Gorge, which was caused by an ancient earthquake. The bridge is 600' above the river. The return to Santa Fe was accomplished via the "high road", on which we got lost several times, but ended up at the Sanctuary of Chimayo, where a glowing cross was found in the ground ages ago by a farmer, and the dirt from the hole is considered miraculous and healing. Of course, we gathered some of this holy dirt.