Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter in Taos






We flew into Taos Thursday morning. Our flight left super early so we arrived in Taos by lunchtime. We stopped at Orlando's and had wonderful food. I had vegetarian burrito covered with red and green chili sauce.
Then we went on to the house and we all rested. The combination of altitude and lack of sleep knocked us all out. After nap, we went to the grocery store and then I made supper. The kids fell asleep instantly and then we sat out on the patio by the kiva, drank wine and enjoyed the fire.
Yesterday we went on a walk around the neighborhood. Then we drove over to the other side of town to the Indian drum factory. We had a great tour and the kids loved it. They have tepees outside and the kids enjoyed playing in those as well. Mom and dad bought two drums and the kids got some cute finger puppets. Then we split up and we took the kids to Kit Carson park to play on the playground while mom and dad hit the local Walmart. We met up again for lunch at El Monte Segrado. It is a gorgeous resort and we love the bar with an anaconda made of gold wrapping its waya around the room.
After lunch we drove over to Mabel Dodge Luhan's house and took a tour. It was so interesting but the kids thought that the best part was the landscaping crew cutting off large branches of huge tree outside.
We drove back to the house and spent the rest of the afternoon doing practice Easter egg hunts and relaxing. Marcie, Ann, and the kids came to stay in the late afternoon and we all had a great time playing and chatting. We grilled fish packets and I made some rice. we put the kids down and all sat in the living room being silly and chatting. It was good times.
Today we plan to go up to the Taos ski valley to watch crazy people ride homemade sleds down the hill. We also have some egg dying to do.

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