On this day, Juliana and I visited the Farmers' Market in Santa Fe, before meeting up with Pamela for our day's outing. It was fun wandering around and seeing everything on offer. The market is held every Saturday morning in the rail yard, and is very popular.
The Lavender Lady, selling sachets of lavender, among other things, at the Farmers' Market
I was amazed at the size of these Kohlrabi,
the smaller ones are the normal size!
I loved this healthy-looking hand-made bread!
After exploring the delights of the market, we met up with Pamela and Buckley to drive to the bridge over the Rio Grande Gorge, near Taos.
After driving for a while, we saw this sign, and couldn't resist investigating.
We decided we needed some of the group therapy that was on offer.
From the left, me, Pamela, and Juliana.
Just a little more wine-tasting before we were back on the road again.
Although we passed through Taos, we were unable to visit the Indian Pueblos as they were closed for "Quiet Time". So we carried on to the Rio Grande Gorge. Wow, the bridge is an amazing sight! At 650 feet (nearly 200 metres) above the river, and with a span of 1,289 feet (393 metres), I can see why it was deemed "The Most Beautiful Bridge", in the long-span category, by the American Institute of Steel Construction. And the views are stunning too!
The bridge over the Rio Grande Gorge,
with the Sangre de Cristo mountains in the background.
The view of the gorge to the north
The view of the gorge to the south
While we were on the bridge, we were entertained
by this very accomplished guitar playing singer
There is no settlement around the bridge,
so this entrepreneur has a great idea. Is this "food to go"?
As you can see from the photos, the weather was closing in. So we returned to Taos for a leisurely, and delicious, lunch, before returning to Santa Fe. This state of New Mexico is an absolute gem. And one well worth returning to, as we have really only scratched the surface of all it has to offer. Thank you, once again, Pamela!
by Elizabeth Coughlan