Viewing the Rio Grande Rift (Taos, NM)

There is no indication as you're driving northeast along Highway 68 to Taos that the Rio Grande River will reveal itself in the middle of one of Earth's biggest geologic rifts. About halfway out of Espanola, the river at this time of year was lazy. Several rafters were making their way down river near Rio... Continue Reading →

Pottery of Mata Ortiz

In 1976, an American anthropologist, Spencer MacCallum, sought out and found Juan Quezada, a potter in Mata Ortiz, a small town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, approximately 100 miles south of the U.S. border. Years earlier, he had been impressed with and purchased one of Quezada's pieces at a general store and began a... Continue Reading →

Brunch at Doc Martin’s (Taos, NM)

Doc Martin's sits inside the Historic Taos Inn. It is a well regarded restaurant in Taos, having been in business for over twenty years. Two nights ago, we scarfed down margaritas and chips in Taos Inn's bar area, Adobe Room. This morning, we decided to do brunch here, served only on the weekends, before heading out of... Continue Reading →

Lunch at 5 Star Burgers (Taos, NM)

One of the things I wanted to do on this trip was to have a great example of New Mexico's green chile cheeseburger. Since we were in Taos, I had to try out 5 Star Burgers. USA Today rated it as the best in New Mexico. The review focused on the quality of the ingredients: freshly-ground,... Continue Reading →

Adobe Room (Taos, NM)

Like Doc Martin's, the Adobe Room is part of the Taos Inn, a bar where you can also order snacks. Since we weren't too hungry, we just decided on a basket of tortilla chips and margaritas. The salsa (☆☆☆) was pretty good, thick, tomatoey and spicy. The chips also came with a side of nice... Continue Reading →

New Mexican Enchiladas at Michael’s Kitchen (Taos, NM)

Michael's Kitchen is a very popular restaurant with the locals. One big reason is that it serves all kinds of food besides New Mexican, a diner that appeals to many tastes. Today being Saturday, patrons (including families with children) were out in force. There was a wait for us to get seated. It's a testament... Continue Reading →

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