Santa Fe, New Mexico
Over the weekend, we went to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the Santa Fe Indian Market. The 95 year old market features over 1,100 Native artists from the US and Canada. It was really great to see all of the handmade items from such talented artists. The weaving and beadwork were indescribable. I was impressed at how friendly and willing to discuss their work the artists were. It was a great opportunity!
We flew to Albuquerque on Thursday afternoon and spent Friday driving to Taos and checking out the sites along the way. We stopped at the Santuario de Chimayo and then took the High Road to Taos. The landscape was incredible and the skies are unbelievable. I forgot to look up the elevation before we went, but immediately knew we were at altitude - 7,100+ feet. If you go, make sure to drink plenty of water between the altitude and the dry climate, it's easy to become dehydrated.
This was our first visit to New Mexico, first time driving on Route 66 and first time seeing the Rio Grande. In Santa Fe, we went to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, which had a variety of work that I'd never seen before and some history about her life. It was a great vacation!