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'll be studying to what you'll see this afternoon.
Bus returns to the hotel by 5:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 PM until 7:00 PMEvening: FREE EVENING or optional video in hotel meeting roomLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Bus departs at 10:30 for a field trip to Pojoaque, where you'll visit the Poeh Museum. Continue on to the village of Chimayó.Lunch: Lunch at Rancho Chimayó. 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 Chimayó 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.Afternoon: The northern New Mexico village of Chimayó is much as it has been for over 200 years. You'll visit El Santuario de Chimayó, which has been called the "Lourdes of Northern New Mexico," because of the reputed healing powers of the earth found inside. You'll also visit a nearby weaving center.
Chimayó 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.
The bus departs at 3:00 PM for a scenic trip to Santa Clara Pueblo, where you'll visit with Paul Speckled Rock at his pottery studio.
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.
The bus departs at 4:30 PM for return to Santa Fe.Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00-7:00 PMEvening: View video, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of an Artist," in hotel meeting room from 7:30 pm-8:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Pick up boxed lunches in lobby before departing for Taos.Morning: Pick up boxed lunches and be on board bus by 8:15 AM. Bus departs for Taos at 8:15. On arrival in Taos, you'll visit the San Francisco de Asis mission church, the Martinez Hacienda, and the Ernest Blumenschein Home.Lunch: Boxed lunch from hotel can be eaten on the bus or on Taos Plaza.Afternoon: You'll have a little free time in the Plaza area after lunch. Then, 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 Millicent Rogers Museum and the Rio Grande Gorge.
Bus departs at 4:45 for return to Santa Fe, arriving back at about 6:00 PM.Dinner: Dinner and closing comments at the hotel from 7:00 to 8:30 PMLodging: The Lodge at Santa FeMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.Meals Included: Breakfast