The Cimarron 2016

Where the deer and the antelope play . . .  Cimarron is spectacular. Advertisements

Hacienda del Sol, Taos 2016

We were in Taos from September 30th until October 3rd, where we stayed at the Hacienda del Sol, a charismatic bed and breakfast nestled at the foot of Taos Mountain.  It is owned by award winning chef, Gerd Hertel, and his wife, Luellen Hertel and is managed also by their daughter, Erika Hertel and her…

Santa Fe 2016

We spent our first night in New Mexico in Santa Fe at the beautiful and historic La Fonda Hotel.  It sits on the oldest hotel site in the United States, dating back to 1607.  Our charming suite had French doors opening out onto an enormous balcony with views onto the plaza and to the mountains…

Dogs of the Taos Pueblo

On October 1, 2016, we visited the Taos Pueblo reservation.  These dogs were different than house dogs, somewhat dull they seem, tired and bedraggled.  They were not fluent in human language or communication and seemed to just exist on the fringes, eking out whatever comforts they could find for themselves. At night, we could hear them…