The city was very charming and the Canyon Road galleries were such fun!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Spring was still in full bloom in Taos and Santa Fe. In northern CA, our tulips were finished months ago. It was fun to see trees just sprouting or blooming along with bulbs.
A couple of Indians were playing and selling flutes in a shopping area off of the Taos plaza.
These formations were seen as we drove back from Taos down to Santa Fe. We took a different highway going back and went through the Carson National Forest (lots of pine trees, and still some snow!).
Bunches of chili peppers hang on all kinds of buildings and homes here. This building was one of the museums in Santa Fe. The adobe architecture is absolutely charming!
This wooden burro marked the start of Burro Alley, a little street we would walk through to get to the time share. There was a little cafe in this alley called, "Cafe Paris", which had delicious food. I had an Almond Croissant for breakfast that was the best croissant I have ever tasted. Yum!
Being able to meet some of my internet art buddies while on vacation was a real treat. My daughter Ami and I are seen with Regina, a member of Arttechniquesatcs, who lives in Albuquerque. She met us for lunch and then took us to a street fair and a few of her favorite shops. We were able to meet up with Elizabeth, one of my co-authors of Exploring the Latest Trends in Mixed Media Arts, for breakfast, before flying home from Albuquerque airport. Both women were friendly, very knowledgeable about art, and a joy to be with. My daughter and the friend who accompanied me were amazed at how nice internet artist friends are. I have met some wonderful friends through Arttechniques and other Yahoo art groups. It is like having family all over the world!