You may check into your room at the hotel anytime after 3:00 pm
Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PMEvening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room from 7:00 until 8:30 PM.Lodging: The Courtyard by MarriottMeals Included: Dinner
Part of the exploration will include some walking; the rest will be via bus.
You'll be able to relate some of the art, architecture and history information you studied in the morning to what you see in the afternoon.
Bus returns to the hotel by 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at in the hotel dining area from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM.Evening: FREE EVENING or optional video in hotel meeting roomLodging: The Courtyard by MarriottMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Santa Clara Pueblo is one of the friendliest pueblos of northern New Mexico, welcoming visitors.
The pueblo is famous for its blackware and redware pottery. Mr. Speckled Rock and his wife, Rosalda, offer a talk about how the pottery is made at Santa Clara, and they'll talk about the families who are best known for their pottery.
Continue on to the Northern New Mexico village of Chimayó, which is much as it has been over the last two hundred years.
You'll visit the "Lourdes of Northern New Mexico," the Santuario de Chimayó, famous for the healing earth found inside, and a nearby weaving center.
Chimayo has several families who have been known for their beautiful weaving for many, many years.
The Hispanic weavings are different from those of Native American origin, and it's interesting to see all of the things that can be made from the beautiful naturally dyed wool that is used.
You'll see traditional rugs, but also beautiful vests and jackets, placemats, handbags, and more.
Board the bus at 4:45 PM to go to dinnerDinner: At 5:00 PM, you'll arrive at Rancho de Chimayó for your evening meal.
Rancho de Chimayó has been owned and operated for many years by a family from Chimayó, and is one of the best-known restaurants in the northern New Mexico area.
There are Mexican restaurants all over the United States and also all over New Mexico. We know that all of them are different.
Depending on the area of the state, the influences in the cuisine vary tremendously. There are some dishes prepared in the northern part of the state that many people in the southern part never heard of.
It's fun to discover the different preparation methods and recipes. Rancho de Chimayo is one of the most popular restaurants in the area, located in an old adobe hacienda.
We think it will be a treat for you to visit this lovely dining establishment.
The bus returns to Santa Fe about 7:30 PM.
Evening: View video "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist" in hotel meeting room from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.Lodging: The Courtyard by MarriottMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pick up boxed lunches in lobby before departing for Taos.Morning: Bus departs at 7:45 AM for a trip to Taos. The bus will stop at the Rio Grande gorge Bridge and the Millicent Rogers Museum.Lunch: Boxed lunch from hotel can be eaten on the bus or on Taos Plaza.Afternoon: If Taos Pueblo is open (it sometimes closes unexpectedly for tribal meetings, funerals, holy days, etc.) we'll take you there for a visit. We will also take you to the historic Taos Plaza, fascinating Bent Street and other sites. You'll visit the Ernest Blumenschein Museum, Martinez Hacienda, and the San Francisco de Asis Church in Ranchos de Taos (depicted by many famous artists). After visiting the church, bus will return to Santa Fe, arriving at the hotel by 5:45 PM.Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area at 6:30 PM, followed by closing comments.Lodging: The Courtyard by MarriottMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.Meals Included: Breakfast