Exploring the High Desert – Taos, New Mexico, Part 2

Taos was first colonized by Spain in 1615 after first having been visited by Captain Hernán Alvarado 75 years earlier. When the conquistadors arrived in this area, they would have encountered the Tewa Indians and others who had been here for hundreds of years. Land grant settlers built the historic plaza in the 1790s in … Continue reading Exploring the High Desert – Taos, New Mexico, Part 2

Gorge-ous Taos, New Mexico

We continued our month-long visit to the NE New Mexico area by moving from Santa Fe to a small campground near the historic city of Taos. The Pilar Campground in the Orilla Verde Recreation Area is located in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. What we did not realize until we arrived was that … Continue reading Gorge-ous Taos, New Mexico