First walk in Taos
I totally forgot what it was like to be really cold and also about how snow makes mud and that makes little dogs very messy every time they go outside! We arrived in Taos last night to Casita Montoya. It is close to town but not the place we thought we were renting. The Casa Montoya next door is where we were supposed to be. We have to get used to our pretty tiny little house in the back. Last night we had dinner at Stella’s Italian restaurant that had some really tasty crab cakes.
So after an excellent breakfast at Michaels we decide to get the girls out of the room and walk them to town. Kind of a mistake. Emma is brown by the time we come back and they have to get baths. Window shopping is all we can hope for with our two filthy girls but at least it gets them out.
Emma in the snow
Taos Pueblo sign
We take a drive to Taos Pueblo which is considered one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the US.
1000 year old building
The multi-tiered buildings are over 1000 years old and the tope levels are where inhabitants would get protection from other Indian tribes. The Red Willow Creek is naked after the willows that grow along its banks and is the only water source for the 50 or so people that still live in the Pueblo without any modern conveniences.
There are dogs throughout like this adorable puppy. He seeks us out when we come out from the bakery. We tried a pumpkin chocolate cookie, bread, blueberry turnover and sugar cookie.
When you arrive in the Pueblo you can take a 20-30 minute tour where they explain a bit about how the people live in the Pueblo. Many of the people use their homes as shops and try to get tourists to buy little trinkets.
They actually still cook in these adobe stoves called hornos.
This cemetery is full so no longer in use.
entry to church
door in pueblo with candycanes
On our way home we stop at Eske's, a local brewery for a delicious stuffed soft pretzel and a few beers.