This past weekend I went on a girls road trip with a couple of my favorite people, Jen and Kim. They are some of my Colorado family that you've heard me talk about before. I value their friendship more than words can say, I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! And Happy Birthday, Kim!
We went to Taos, New Mexico which is about 5 hours from us. No kids or guys, just a few great girlfriends having an awesome time. It was my first time traveling through southern Colorado and New Mexico. Let me tell you, its was such a beautiful drive; snow capped mountains, small mountain towns, and nature galore! Here's a small recap to the start of my summer...
South Park, Colorado it actually exists. They are fixing this cute little mountain town up, complete with all your favorite South Park characters placed here and there.
The Collegiate Peaks, this picture doesn't even do them justice. Breathtaking and jaw dropping! Just look at the highway on the bottom right, these mountains are enormous!
We arrived in New Mexico excited for our weekend together! We took many pit stops along the way for photos and sight seeing.
On the way into town we stopped at The Earthship Bioshere, a community made up of homes using recycled items like tires, broken appliances, and glass bottles. It was inspiring to see all these materials that would normally be tossed to the side. Makes me realize I could be doing better for Mother Earth.
This is the backside of one of the homes that they are building, I love the detail in the windows.
Another picture that doesn't do justice, The Royal Gorge. Gave me vertigo to look down, HA!
We stayed at El Pueblo Lodge it sits about 4 blocks from the center of town, a perfect location. The staff was extremely friendly, clean rooms with great beds, and your own private balcony. Would recommend this place again.
The Historic Taos Inn was the place to be on any given night in Taos. Live music 365 nights a year. A good mix of locals and tourists alike.
Check out the Alley Cantina for a locals dance party!
Taos is a very small town rich in history and culture. The downtown area shuts down pretty early, so get out and explore before the sun goes down.
The best part of our trip was to Ojo Caliente. Its about an hours drive from Taos and totally worth it! For $30 entry you get to enjoy all the mineral pools and mud pool all day. Total relaxation here, we were so relaxed I almost felt guilty. The spa offers traditional spa services that would be worth the investment, we opted for soaking only. Make sure you get a Prickly Pear Mimosa at the restaurant, its devine!
The Mud Pool was so cool, I want to do it again!
So much shopping to be done, everything from handmade jewelry, art, pottery, and taxidermy. Something for everyone! Liam really enjoyed the cute little Indian drum I brought home.
It was such a great time and would do it all over again, except for this part...
What can I say, I have a lead foot!