Register with program's Group Leader in hotel lobby between 4:00-5:30 PM.Dinner: Hotel dining roomEvening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room.
Meet your study guides, view a slide show that will introduce you to the program.Lodging: Hotel Santa FeMeals Included: Dinner
Board bus to downtown area for a walking exploration of some of Tony Hillerman's favorite Santa Fe places with Anne Hillerman as your guide.Lunch: 11:30AM - Lunch at La Plazuela Restaurant in the historic La Fonda Hotel, a Tony Hillerman favorite.Afternoon: 12:45PM - Depart Santa Fe for bus ride to Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico campus. Visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Zimmerman Library. Driving exploration of Albuquerque's Central Avenue, once part of Rt. 66.Dinner: 5:00PM - Dinner at restaurant at the base of Sandia Tramway.Evening: 7:00PM - Travel to Nativo Hotel Albuquerque for check-in.Lodging: Nativo LodgeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Kirk Douglas were among the many who stayed at El Rancho.
The hotel is decorated and furnished throughout in an Old West rustic style; autographed movie star photos, Navajo rugs, and other period decorations adorn its magnificent 2-story open lobby with circular staircase.
The hotel was and is located on Route 66.
8:45AM - Board bus for trip to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
9:00AM-10:00AM - Visit the Cultural Center.
10:00AM - Bus departs for Acoma PuebloLunch: Lunch at Yaak'a Cafe at Acoma PuebloAfternoon: After lunch, explore the Visitors' Center at Acoma Pueblo
With a Native American guide, walk through Acoma Pueblo, located on top of 400' mesa. Learn how it has changed very little over hundreds of years.
2:30PM Bus departs Acoma with a stop to pick up boxed dinners at Subway.
Bus departs for Thoreau and St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School. Located amid the beautiful red mesas of northwestern New Mexico. St. Bonaventure Mission serves the Navajo (Diné) living on the Eastern Navajo Nation.
5;15PM - Travel on to Crown Point Rug Auction, held the second Friday of each month. This is the main rug auction and craft sale on the Navajo Reservation. See hundreds of exquisite handmade Navajo rugs.
Other excellent craftspeople will be showing jewelry, pottery, beadwork and more.Dinner: Eat boxed dinners on bus or on Rug Auction groundsEvening: Attend the actual Rug Auction, beginning at 7:00 PM.
Bus travels on to Gallup, NM with hotel check-in about 9:00 PM.Lodging: El Rancho HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
You'll meet, with your guide, artists who perpetuate traditions and culture of the Hopi, including Kachina doll carvers, basket makers, silversmiths and other artists who can explain the significance of the art.
In the Hopi villages, original homes are still intact and have been continuously occupied for over a thousand years.Lunch: Lunch at selected siteAfternoon: Hopi visit will continue in the afternoon.
Bus will travel on to Moenkopi Lodge, a hotel owned & operated by the Hopi Nation later in the day, with hotel check in about 5:30 PM.Dinner: Dinner at Denny's next door to the Moenkopi Lodge.Evening: 7:45PM - 9:45PM: Watch the "Dark Wind" Hillerman movie in the hotel classroom.Lodging: Moenkopi Legacy Inn & SuitesMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The food is Burger King standard fare, but what you'll see and hear is anything but standard!Afternoon: 1:00PM - Bus departs for Goulding's Lodge in Monument Valley. After check-in visit the Goulding's Trading Post and museum. You might even have time for a swim!Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.Evening: Optional John Ford classic movie at the hotel theater (no charge) or free evening after dinner.Lodging: Moenkopi Legacy Inn & SuitesMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner