Even though I have the head cold from hades, this is Sweet Man's day off and he wanted to drive. For as long as we have been married, he loves to take road trips. Short ones, long ones, some with destinations, some spur of the moment, but he really loves to drive. So that's what we did.
We traveled up North again. This time our destination was Arroyo Seco. This wonderful village established in 1806 was just off the Camino Real and was an enclave for the Hispanic families that lived there with the garrisoned troops until about 1825. So we drove from ABQ thru Santa Fe thru Espanola and up further north.
Anyway through the years...the dreaded hippies moved into the area, tee hee and there was an actual commune established there. This village is located just north and west of Taos and is between Taos and Taos ski valley. Gorgeous pine forest and lush cottonwoods, aspens and other "I don't know trees". We actually were looking for property to buy. Didn't find anything in that area but......near Embudo which is down the road towards Santa Fe, we found a property. We'll see. The house is huge, the property backs up to the Rio Grande and some of the trees on the property are over 100 years old...............oh be still my heart.