Feeling the need to get out of town, we spent the night with our friends John and Prudence, owners of the Dreamcatcher Bed & Breakfast in Taos, New Mexico. It's a lovely place tucked away in a neighborhood, yet only a 10-minute walk from the historic Taos plaza. It's quiet here, with just the sounds of bird calls in the early morning. Great coffee, a delicious breakfast and peaceful surroundings. Who could want for more?
Taos is quite a bit cooler than Albuquerque, with the town at around 8,000 feet, nestled between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Rio Grande River Gorge. The scenery is breath-taking in any direction, and Taos is eager for ski season to be in full swing with the coming snows. The town is dressed up for Christmas and chock full of history.
Last night we attended a great open house at La Posada de Taos, another B&B very close to the plaza. It was warm and cozy, complete with a cheerful fire in the living room, a huge Christmas tree in the dining room, and the food--holy Cow, the food... I have no idea how they stay so slender.
I’m having fun--come on along!