If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.Dinner: Buffet at the hotel from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PMEvening: Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and roles and responsibilities.Indicated times are approximate; program activities and schedules may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration.Take the rest of the evening to continue getting to know your fellow participants, relax, and get a good night’s sleep for the full day ahead.Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Dinner
We'll then head out on foot to explore the Plaza area, including the impressive Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the intriguing Loretto Chapel, and other sites as time permits.Lunch: Buffet luncheon at La Fonda hotel's Fiesta LoungeAfternoon: After lunch, we'll visit the New Mexico Museum of Art, followed by some free time to spend as we choose.Dinner: Dinner at a selected restaurant or at the hotelEvening: Presentation by Native American musician Ron Roybal. Ron is a fine Native-American Flute player and guitarist, and is dedicated to the preservation of traditional music, as well as a composer in his own right.Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We'll then go to Museum Hill for visits to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art.The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture is one of the State of New Mexico museums, and features pottery, jewelry, sculpture, baskets, and other objects made by Native Americans from all over the United States. Most of the work is from the Southwest.The Museum of International Folk Art features the huge collection of folk art of Alexander Girard, displayed in charming scenarios.
Both museums have great gift shops as well!Lunch: Buffet at the hotelAfternoon: This afternoon begins with a lecture about Native American art. We'll then depart on a field trip to the sculpture garden at Shidoni Foundry in Tesuque.Dinner: Plated meal from a selected menu at the Santa Fe Bar and GrillEvening: Sparkling wine and dessert at the hotel, followed by an optional videoLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We'll then depart for the Pueblo to see some of the dances. This unique cultural experience is both a sacred ritual and a celebration, and it is an honor to be allowed observe them.
(No photography allowed. Please see the link in the "Web Links" section for advice on appropriate behavior and etiquette while visiting a Pueblo.)Lunch: At the hotelAfternoon: Free afternoon or optional video(s)Dinner: Buffet at the hotelEvening: Optional videoLodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic PlazaMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!Meals Included: Breakfast