Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Taos, New Mexico, United States

May 19, 2010 - Day Trip to Taos

At the last campground in Albuquerque we met another couple, Jeannette and Charlie, who also have a Winnebago Adventurer. They have two dogs instead of one like us. Originally from Trenton, NJ, they now live in central Florida. They left Florida a month ago and are traveling in their motorhome this summer through the northwest and west. We are in adjoining campsites in Santa Fe for a few days. It's been a lot of fun even if we did have to watch two Yankee/Red Sox games with them as we rooted for opposite teams! It all turned out really...

Jump to full entry

May 14, 2010 - Taos, NM & a Tour of Churches

From Riana Campground in Abiquiu Lake COE CG in Abiquiu, New Mexico … This morning I got up at 7:30 to work on the blog since I was too lazy to do it last night. Charlie got up about 8:15. While I finished up on the laptop, he made some Belgian waffles and bacon. After we cleaned up the dishes, we sat outside over another cup of coffee. It was already 69 degrees at 11:00, so we took advantage of the warm temperatures for a while. By noon we headed out in the truck. Charlie had mapped out a scenic drive for us today. The first part of our...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


On the Road Again

Apr 27, 2010 - days 14-17

On the way to Durango, we saw some beautiful scenery. Had to go over part of Rockies, pass higher than Mt Hood. Pretty impressive, however on the 40 mile trip at dusk, we saw only one car and it was snowing. Oops, another Bob decision (don't worry Mary this won't be any problem). Durango, small town not much there. Got to Taos about 9PM couldn't find our RV location (GPS took us to a dirt road), so spent nite in Walmart parking lot. Great no fees! Spent day at Pueblo Village. Unbelievable that current Native Am actually live the way they...

Jump to full entry

Apr 26, 2010 - Taos, New Mexico

SCENIC ROAD TO TAOS: Following the suggestions of a guide book, we take the scenic “high road” toward Taos, following NM 503 from 84/285 and then NM 98 through Chimayo and then Truchas and Placitas. As we climb the switchbacks, we are very glad that we are driving the car rather than the RV. We also enjoy seeing the landscape change from the flat desert, to scrub pines, to the tall pine trees that remind us of the California and Virginia mountains—very refreshing. SANTUARIO DE CHIMAYO: We stop at the19th century Santuario de Chimayo, which...

Jump to full entry

Apr 3, 2010 - Taos

We had a short 100 mile drive this morning and arrived in Taos, New Mexico at noon. We decided on a RV Park in town rather than a campground on the other side of the mountain so that we would be able to optimize our day and see as much as we could in one afternoon. We got all set up and headed right downtown. It didn’t take us long to figure out that this wonderful Mecca for artists was not going to be conquered in an afternoon, at least one more day is in order, even though the nights will be extremely cold. We spent the afternoon poking...

Jump to full entry

Oct 12, 2009 - Living in the high desert of Taos

The drive to Taos today was interesting but got really fun when we reached the town of Espanola and started using SR-68 which follows the Rio Grande through a very pretty canyon. The aspens are turning and that helped with the look of the canyon. We also came close to the Rio Grande Gorge but didn't take time to stop and check it out. Oh, we didn't drive through Santa Fe but took 599 that skirts around the city and avoids all of that traffic. It is good to be back into the high desert. We have a great view out the back of the trailer of the...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


2009 Explorations

Sep 8, 2009 - The Enchanted Circle

Today we drove “The Enchanted Circle” drive east of Taos (Hwy 38 and Hwy 64). We went through Red River, Eagles Nest, and Angle Fire. We also stopped at the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial just outside of Angle Fire. This drive circles Wheeler Peak, New Mexico’s highest point, and the scenery is truly magnificent. Luckily, the deer we spotted agreed to stay off the road so we had no mishaps with them. Although it rained on us on and off during the drive the scenery was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. After a day of walking and...

Jump to full entry

Sep 3, 2009 - A Bridge Too High and Taos

We are in Taos, New Mexico, tonight after a lovely couple of days enjoying the wilderness (no cell phone or Internet connection) of the Carson National Forest. We took pleasure in the solitude, wildlife, and quiet afforded us on the secluded slopes of this national forest. After rising to a sunny crisp morning today we headed to Taos. Our route took us across the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is 650 feet above the Rio Grande and is the fifth highest bridge in the United States. I don’t like heights, therefore, this...

Jump to full entry

Aug 7, 2009 - Motorcycle ride to Taos, New Mexico

August 7th Pagosa Springs- We left on our motorcycle about 8:30 and headed for Taos, New Mexico. The ride takes you through many towns in New Mexico including Chama, Tierra Amarillo, and Tres Piedras. On our way we crossed a mountain pass between Tierra Amarillo and Tres Piedras that tops out at a little better than 10500 Ft. The scenery was great. Right before you get into Taos, you travel across a stretch of high desert and about 7 miles from town you come to the Rio Grande River Gorge. It is awesome! It is 650ft. wide and 1200ft deep. We...

Jump to full entry

Jun 25, 2009 - Santa Fe and MJ

We all woke up bleary eyed but comfy. We packed up the car and Jeremiah showed us a great little authentic Mexican place for breakfast... when I say breakfast, it was a little late for that so we ploughed straight into lunch. Burittos for breakfast was interesting, especially when the waitress tried to talk me into having chilli with mine. The staff were really friendly, one waiter was particularly interested in Sandy's tattoos and ended up showing us his. After breakfast we had a look round the little boutiques, Santa Fe has a cool hippy...

Jump to full entry

Jun 9, 2009 - Taos and area, New Mexico

After leaving the Great Sand Dunes NP we headed south to the area known as New Mexico's Enchanted Circle. Along the route we checked out all the ski areas. The first town was Red River, a very touristy town with a small ski area. We did try to drive up to an old mining area, but had to give up when the ruts across the road got too deep. However we did get up to one of the old mines. Our next stop was at the Vietnam Veterans State Park--the only state park in the U.S. honoring Vietnam Veternans. We went by the Angel Fire Ski Area and spent...

Jump to full entry

Jun 1, 2009 - Northern New Mexico

Kathy writes: We know it’s been some weeks since you’ve heard from us, but the call of the road has been keeping us busy. We spent the last half of April in northern New Mexico, -- and we know now why it’s called “the land of enchantment.” From the reds, oranges and yellows of the mountains to the turquoise lakes and rivers, the colors dazzled and the scenery inspired. It also was pretty windy – for a couple of days I-40 was closed just west of us in Grants due to high winds and blowing sand. That wind seemed to dog us all the way up from...

Jump to full entry
Previous -- 0 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  -- Next


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com