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Tony Hillerman's Landscape

Program Number: 20164RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/10/2014 - 9/22/2014; 5/10/2015 - 5/22/2015; 9/13/2015 - 9/25/2015; 10/13/2015 - 10/25/2015;
Duration: 12 nights
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price starting at: $2,799.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: On the Road; Literature; Photography
Meals: 35; 12 Breakfasts, 11 Lunches, 12 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat; Gluten Free    

Experience the Southwest on an adventure focused on American author Tony Hillerman. You will meet Anne Hillerman — the novelist’s daughter, who will be discussing her best-selling books based on the beloved characters created by her father - prior to embarking on this 13-day, three-state exploration of people and locations Hillerman wrote about in his 19-book mystery series featuring officer Jim Chee and Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police. Hear special speakers, view film adaptations of Hillerman novels, and discuss his books with the family who knew him best.




Highlights

• Experience the culture of Native American pueblos, speak with members of the Navajo Nation and explore Hillerman landscapes and points of interest.
• Explore Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Zuni Pueblo, the Grand Canyon, Window Rock, Chaco Canyon and more.
• Receive a copy of "Tony Hillerman's Landscape," written by Anne Hillerman with photography by Don Strel.



Activity Particulars

Walking and hiking up to two miles over uneven, rocky terrain with moderate elevation increases. You must be able to navigate stairs and handle your own luggage in rural hotels without elevators and bell staff.




Date Specific Information

9-10-2014

The itinerary for our 2014 departures is as follows: Arrival Santa Fe, N.M., 1 night; coach to Albuquerque, N.M., 1 night; coach to Gallup, N.M., 1 night; coach to Chinle, Ariz., 2 nights; coach to Tuba City, Ariz., 1 night; coach to Cameron, Ariz.,1 night; coach to Kayenta, Ariz., 2 nights; coach to Cortez, CO., 2 nights; coach to Santa Fe, N.M., 1 night; Departure.



Itinerary Summary

Arrival Santa Fe, NM, 2 nights; coach to Gallup, NM, 2 nights; coach to Chinle, AZ, 2 nights; coach to Tuba City, AZ, 2 nights; coach to Monument Valley, UT, 2 nights; coach to Farmington, NM, 1 night; coach to Santa Fe, NM, 1 night; Departure.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Santa Fe

A cosmopolitan city famous for its world-renowned opera, chamber and choral music and for its art and artists, Santa Fe is situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Nearby, eight historic, continuously occupied pueblos and small Hispanic villages divulge a heritage that is impeccably preserved in this multi-cultural state capital.



Gallup

Gateway to several Native American pueblos and reservations including Acoma, Zuni, Hopi and the Navajo nation, historic Gallup is situated in the northwest corner of New Mexico encircled by breathtaking scenery, including red rock canyons, mesas and the Chuksa and Zuni Mountains.



Chinle

Located near the geographic center of the Navajo Nation, the largest tract of land reserved for American Indians in the United States, Chinle is a hub of the native Navajo community. Against a backdrop of ancient ruins at the mouth of the Canyon De Chelly National Monument, many Navajo still live in traditional hogans.



Monument Valley

Embodying the open spaces of the Great American Southwest, Monument Valley’s vast landscape seems to stretch endlessly in all directions, occasionally interrupted by towering buttes of red and burgundy rock. The few native peoples who live here honor the place by living simply and respecting the natural forces that have shaped the land.



Grand Canyon National Park

Within the borders of its 1.2 million acres, this World Heritage Site offers bikers, hikers, rafters and campers everything from breathtaking vistas to high adventure. Its 277 miles of raw rock and water continue to amaze generations of visitors.



Winslow

This stop on historic Route 66 became known to America when in 1972 Glenn Frey of the Eagles famously sang about “a-standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.” Within the town is the famous La Posada Hotel, which has hosted the likes of Ronald Reagan, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Kirk Douglas, who all appeared in Westerns filmed in the area.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotels, landmark properties.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Anne Hillerman

Anne Hillerman, the daughter of crime novelist Tony Hillerman, is the author of six books and is an experienced journalist. She has received awards for her work from the National Federation of Press Women and the New Mexico Press Association. She is the director of Wordharvest Writers Workshops and the Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: Focus on Mystery. She and her husband, Don Strel, authored the book "Tony Hillerman's Landscape." Anne lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Don Strel

Don Strel taught design at San Francisco State and Northern Illinois University, and has served as the director of the Museum of Fine Arts at the Museum of New Mexico. A resident of Santa Fe, he is the director of Southwest Assignments, a design and public relations agency. Don and his wife, Anne Hillerman, created “Tony Hillerman's Landscape,” a photographic journey through the landscape immortalized in bestselling author Tony Hillerman's beloved mystery series.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Lodge at Santa Fe
  Santa Fe, NM 1 night
   MCM Elegante Hotel
  Santa Fe, NM 1 night
   Comfort Suites Gallup
  Gallup, New Mexico 1 night
   Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly
  Chinle, Arizona 2 nights
   Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites
  Tuba City, Arizona 1 night
   Cameron Trading Post & Lodge
  Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 1 night
   Wetherill Inn
  Kayenta, Arizona 2 nights
   Far View Lodge
  Cortez, CO 2 nights
   The Lodge at Santa Fe
  Santa Fe, NM 1 night
 The Lodge at Santa Fe
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: This full-service hotel is one and one-quarter mile from the historic downtown Plaza and within an easy walk of a large mall with drugstore and grocery store. There is a shuttle that travels back and forth to the downtown area from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. The hotel sits on a hill overlooking Santa Fe with great views and many amenities and it is a non-smoking facility. It features Santa Fe-style decor and furnishings, and the staff is friendly and very accommodating.
  Contact info: 750 N. St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 888-740-3291
web: http://www.lodgeatsantafe.com
  Room amenities: Rooms are furnished and decorated with comfortable Southwest-style. Amenities include premium television channels, climate control, air conditioning, voice mail, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, daily housekeeping, clock radios and more.
  Facility amenities: Non-smoking hotel, elevator, chapel/shrine, business center, fitness center/spa, outdoor seasonal swimming pool and hot tub, restaurant on premises, bar, garden, massage services, free Internet, 24-hour front desk, free parking.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Road Scholar room rate Contact Theresa Sandoval at the hotel (505-992-5853 or tsandoval@hhandr.com) or call the central reservations line at 1-800-529-5700 well in advance to reserve additional nights; please tell them that you are with a Road Scholar program that will begin on the date your program starts. The Road Scholar room rate (housing only; meals are not included in the Road Scholar room rate) will be offered for three nights pre- and post-program.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Road Scholar room rate Contact Theresa Sandoval at the hotel (505-992-5853 or tsandoval@hhandr.com) or call the central reservations line at 1-800-529-5700 well in advance to reserve additional nights; please tell them that you are with a Road Scholar program that will begin on the date your program starts. The Road Scholar room rate (housing only; meals are not included in the Road Scholar room rate) will be offered for three nights pre- and post-program.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM

 MCM Elegante Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Large hotel with mid-town location and free parking.
  Contact info: 2020 Menaul NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107 USA
phone: 505-884-2511
web: www.mcmelegantealbuquerque.com
  Room amenities: Data ports, irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, refrigerators upon request.
  Facility amenities: Heated pool, spa and exercise room, restaurant and lounge on premises.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Comfort Suites Gallup
Type: Hotel
  Description: All-suites hotel located on old Route 66.
  Contact info: 3940 E. Highway 66
Gallup, NM 87301 USA
phone: 505-863-3455
web: www.hotelsone.com/gallup-hotels-us/comfort-suites-gallup.html?
  Room amenities: High-speed Internet access, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, cable television
  Facility amenities: business center, cable television, indoor pool
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly
Type: Hotel
  Description: Proximity to Canyon de Chelly
  Contact info: Bia Route 7-Garcia Trading Post
Chinle, AZ 86503 USA
phone: 928-674-5000
  Facility amenities: Fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, wifi and wired internet
  Smoking allowed: No

 Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites
Type: Hotel
  Description: This hotel is the first built in Hopi tribal land in 50 years, and was the inspiration of the Elders of Upper Village of Moenkopi. It was their vision that their village should be a place of welcome and gathering for visitors to the land of the Hopi. The hotel offers a serenity lounge, and a kiva garden for visitors to enjoy.
  Contact info: P. O. Box 2260
Tuba City, AR 87056 USA
phone: 928-283-4500
web: www.experiencehopi.com/hotel.html
  Room amenities: coffee maker, armchair, 32" flat-screen TV, wireless Internet access, non-smoking, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, air conditioning, radio alarm clock, cable television; voice mail
  Facility amenities: Lobby coffee bar, full service business center, fitness center, Jacuzzi, outdoor pool, San Francisco Peaks Serenity Lounge, Kiva garden
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Cameron Trading Post & Lodge
Type: Lodge
  Description: Cameron Trading Post is an authentic Native American Indian hotel & trading post in the heart of the Southwest near the Navajo and Hopi lands. Each room has the theme of an Indian hotel with hand-carved furnishings in historic Southwestern decor to provide comfort and charm during your stay.
  Contact info: 466 HWY 89
Cameron, AZ 86020 USA
phone: 180-033-8738 x5
web: http://www.camerontradingpost.com
  Room amenities: All rooms have telephone, cable TV, Wi-Fi, coffee makers and AC.
  Facility amenities: A beautiful restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a huge stone fireplace, antique fixtures, and Native American Indian art decor. The beautiful Sandstone gardens at the Cameron Trading Post lodge were designed and planted in the 1930's. The Cameron Trading Post today is a center for local trade as well as a source for Native American Indian art, antique and contemporary.
  Smoking allowed: No

 Wetherill Inn
Type: Motel
  Description: Proximity to Monument Valley
  Contact info: 1000 Main Street
Kayenta, AZ 86033 USA
phone: 928-697-3231
web: www.wetherill-inn.com
  Room amenities: Large flat-screen LCT TV, cable satellite television, high-speed wireless internet, coffee/tea maker, air conditioning, refrigerator
  Facility amenities: Free high-speed wireless internet, guest PC and printer in lobby, indoor heated pool, guest laundry
  Smoking allowed: No

 Far View Lodge
Type: Lodge
  Contact info: 1 Navajo Hill
Mesa Verde National Park, CO 81330 USA
phone: 800-449-2288
  Room amenities: Private balconies; no televisions
  Smoking allowed: No


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check into hotel anytime after 4:00 PM. Register with Road Scholar group leader between 4:00-5:30 PM on first day of program You will be staying at The Lodge at Santa Fe that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast or any time after 7:00 AM on final day of program. Hotel check-out time is 12:00 PM You will be staying at The Lodge at Santa Fe the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None
  Parking availability:
Parking is available at no charge at hotel from which you will arrive and depart
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Santa Fe, NM
  Nearest city or town:  Albuquerque
  Nearest highway: I-25
  Nearest airport:  Albuquerque International Sunport and Santa Fe Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Santa Fe, NM
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Santa Fe

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle

 

Travel Time:

 

5 to 10 minutes 

   

The Santa Fe airport is serviced by a limited number of flights and airlines. If you choose to fly into/out of Santa Fe, please call your hotel before the program starts for their recommendation regarding shuttle transportation from/to the airport.

 

Albuquerque

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle Express
phone: 888-775-5696
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

70 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 65 miles

   

Sandia Shuttle Express offers regular service between the Albuquerque Sunport and Santa Fe. Reservations are required. When you make your reservations, you'll need to let the shuttle service know the hotel at which you'd like to be dropped off in Santa Fe, and when you wish to return to Albuquerque. Reservations for the shuttles must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date, or your place on the shuttle will not be guaranteed.

 
Driving Directions
  Driving North from Albuquerque Take I-25 north from Albuquerque approximately 56 miles to Santa Fe. Take the St. Francis Drive Exit #282 and go left under the overpass. Merge on St. Francis Drive heading north. Go 5 miles through Santa Fe to the stoplight at Alamo Drive and turn left. Take an immediate right onto Calle Mejia. The LODGE AT SANTA FE is on the top of the hill. If using a GPS device, use the address 744 Calle Mejia, Santa Fe, NM 87501
  Driving South from Taos or Espanola Take US 285 / US 284 South toward Santa Fe. Follow signs to St. Francis Drive and stay to the right. You will pass the hotel on the right as you come down the hill into Santa Fe. Turn right at the light at Alamo Drive. Take an immediate right on Calle Mejia. THE LODGE AT SANTA FE is on the left at the top of the hill. If using a GPS device, use the address 744 Calle Mejia, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Elevation Note: Altitude at program locations ranges from 5,000' to 7,500' above sea level

Equipment Requirements: No equipment required, but you should definitely bring your camera!
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Santa Fe, Hotel Check-In, Introductions and Orientation
(Wednesday, September 10)
   
 Afternoon: Check-in at hotel any time after 4:00 PM.

Register with program's Group Leader in hotel lobby between 4:00-5:30 PM.

 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
 Evening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room.

Meet Anne Hillerman and Don Strel.

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Santa Fe
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Class About Native Americans of the Southwest; Downtown Walking Exploration of Hillerman Sites; Trip to Albuquerque and Hillerman University of New Mexico Sites
(Thursday, September 11)

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day on paved and unpaved terrain; standing in museums (although with opportunities to sit!)



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Presentation on Native Americans of the Southwest. Then, we'll board our coach and go to the Plaza area for a walking exploration of some of Tony Hillerman's favorite Santa Fe places with Anne Hillerman as your guide.
 Lunch: Lunch at the Cantina in the historic La Fonda Hotel, a Tony Hillerman favorite.
 Afternoon: After lunch, depart for Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico campus, where we'll visit the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology and the Zimmerman Library, followed by a driving exploration of Albuquerque's Central Avenue, once part of Rt. 66.

Hotel check-in at about 4:30 PM.

 Dinner: Dinner at restaurant at the base of Sandia Tramway
 Evening: Landscape photography class
   
Accommodations: MCM Elegante Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Acoma Pueblo Guided Exploration; Zuni Pueblo
(Friday, September 12)

Note: Walking up to one mile over uneven, packed dirt terrain; standing for up to one hour at a time in Acoma Visitors' Center and at Zuni Pueblo



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Check out of hotel and depart for Acoma Pueblo, where we'll have a guided exploration of the old village and see the Sky City Cultural Center
 Lunch: Lunch at Y'aak'a Cafe at Acoma Pueblo
 Afternoon: After lunch, depart for Zuni Pueblo
 Dinner: Dinner at Zuni Pueblo
 Evening: Travel to Gallup, NM with hotel check-in at the Comfort Suites
   
Accommodations: Comfort Suites Gallup
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Window Rock Tribal Park; Navajo Nation Museum; Hubbell Trading Post
(Saturday, September 13)

Note: Walking up to one mile over the course of the day; standing up to an hour at a time at museums and at tribal park



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Travel to Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona. At Window Rock, we'll visit Navajo Nation Museum, Visitors' Center and Window Rock Tribal Park.
 Lunch: Lunch at Quality Inn Navajo Nation in Window Rock
 Afternoon: Bus continues on to Chinle with a stop at Hubbell Trading Post. Hotel check-in and time at leisure before departing for our dinner destination.
 Dinner: Dinner at The Junction restaurant in Chinle
 Evening: Return to the hotel
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Exploration of Canyon de Chelly
(Sunday, September 14)

Note: Walking over uneven paved and unpaved terrain up to one mile over course of the day.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Driving excursion along the rim of Canyon de Chelly
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel
 Afternoon: Four-wheel-drive exploration of Canyon de Chelly
 Dinner: Dinner at The Junction -one of Chinle's rather off-beat restaurants. It isn't fancy, but the food is okay!
 Evening: Return to the hotel
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Guided Visit to Hopi Country in Northeastern Arizona
(Monday, September 15)

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day in various areas of Hopi villages.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: After hotel checkout, the bus will depart on trip through northern Arizona for a visit to the Hopi Nation. A Hopi guide will take us to mesa-top Hopi villages, where we'll meet some 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 the Hopi Cultural Center
 Afternoon: Hopi visit will continue in the afternoon.

The bus will then travel on to Tuba City for hotel check-in at Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites, a hotel owned & operated by the Hopi Nation.

 Dinner: Dinner at Tuuvi' Cafe, next to the hotel
 Evening: Evening at leisure
   
Accommodations: Moenkopi Legacy Inn & Suites
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Full day guided bus and walking expedition of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
(Tuesday, September 16)

Note: Walking short distances on paved and well-groomed trails.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: This morning we'll go to the Grand Canyon, where we'll explore some of the South Rim by coach and on foot.
 Lunch: Lunch at the Maswick Cafeteria
 Afternoon: We'll continue to explore the South Rim area on foot and/or by bus as time permits. We'll then have some free time near El Tovar Hotel.
 Dinner: After meeting on the porch of El Tovar hotel, we'll having dinner in the dining room.

Depart for Cameron, AZ, after dinner.

 Evening: Check-in at the Cameron Trading Post & Lodge
   
Accommodations: Cameron Trading Post & Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Visit the Tuba Trading Post and Explore Navajo Interactive Museum in Tuba City; Dinner at Goulding's Lodge
(Wednesday, September 17)

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day over paved and unpaved terrain; standing in cultural centers and trading post up to one hour at any given location



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Bus departs for Tuba City, AZ, named after a Hopi chief "Tuve." This is the administrative center for the western portion of the Navajo Nation. In Tuba City we'll visit the Tuba City Trading Post and the Explore Navajo interactive museum.

We'll then depart for Navajo National Monument.

 Lunch: Boxed lunches at Navajo National Monument
 Afternoon: After a short hike to see the Betatakin Ruins at Navajo National Monument, we'll depart by coach for Kayenta, AZ. In Kayenta, we'll stop at the local Burger King to see the amazing historical/pictorial display about the Navajo Code Talkers, who played an important role in the Asian Pacific Theater during World War II.

We'll then continue on to the Wetherill Inn. After checking into the hotel, we'll depart for our dinner destination.

 Dinner: Dinner at Goulding's Lodge
 Evening: Return to the hotel
   
Accommodations: Wetherill Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Navajo Guided All-Day Exploration of Monument Valley
(Thursday, September 18)

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day over uneven paved and unpaved terrain; getting on and off bus at locations on Monument Valley exploration; standing at some locations while guide explains area



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: Depart for for a full-day 4-wheel-drive exploration of Monument Valley with Navajo guides.
 Lunch: Lunch at a specially selected site in Monument Valley
 Afternoon: Continue Monument Valley exploration
 Dinner: Dinner at Goulding's Lodge
 Evening: Return to the Wetherill Inn
   
Accommodations: Wetherill Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Teec Nos Pos Trading Post; Mesa Verde
(Friday, September 19)

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day on paved and unpaved terrain.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
 Morning: Depart for Mesa Verde National Park, with stops at Teec Nos Pos Trading Post and Four Corners Monument on the way.
 Lunch: Boxed lunches
 Afternoon: Arrival and check-in at Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde
 Dinner: Dinner in the Metate Room at Far View Lodge
 Evening: Evening at leisure
   
Accommodations: Far View Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Mesa Verde National Park
(Saturday, September 20)

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day over paved and unpaved terrain; getting on and off bus several times; standing in some areas during guided explorations



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: All-day field trip to Mesa Verde
 Lunch: Lunch at Spruce Tree House
 Afternoon: Continue Mesa Verde field trip
 Dinner: Dinner in the Metate Room
 Evening: Evening at leisure
   
Accommodations: Far View Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Shiprock; Aztec Ruins; Arrive in Santa Fe
(Sunday, September 21)

Note: Walking up to two miles over course of the day over paved and unpaved terrain; getting on and off bus several times; standing in some areas during guided explorations



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: After checking out of the hotel, we'll depart for Shiprock, NM, where we'll stop for a photo opportunity before continuing on to Aztec, NM.
 Lunch: Lunch at Sonya's in Aztec
 Afternoon: Visit Aztec Ruins National Monument, then continue on to Santa Fe.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel
 Evening: Program closing
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Breakfast and departures
(Monday, September 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. CHECK-OUT TIME IS 12:00 NOON.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Santa Fe, NM General Overview
Museums and galleries, e.g., Palace of the Governors Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Spanish Colonial Museum, Laboratory of Anthropology, Rancho de los Golondrinas (recreation of a Spanish Colonial village), Gerald Peters Gallery, Nedra Matteucchi (Fenn) Gallery, Alan Houser Sculpture Garden, Houshang's Gallery, Alene Lapides Gallery, Laurel Seth Gallery and many more. Historic buildings and churches include Sena Plaza, El Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, St. Francis Cathedral, the Chapel of Loretto (with its miraculous staircase!) and Cristo Rey Church. During late June, July and August, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Santa Fe Opera are in full swing and there are many theatre productions and concerts going on in the city year round. The Santa Fe Visitors' Guide provides seasonal listings of events, as does New Mexico Magazine. A link to Santa Fe's calendar of events, web sites and telephone numbers is listed below. For additional information, visit www.santafe.org
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


American Indian Myths and Legends


Author: Richard Erdoes, Alfonso Ortiz


Description: An illustrated collection of 180 traditoonal stories from all over North America.



Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest


Author: Stephen Plog, Amy Elizabeth Grey (Illustrator)


Description: This illustrated introduction provides an in-depth look at the ancient cultures that first inhabited the pueblos and cliff dwellings of the American Southwest. Organized chronologically, it features hundreds of maps, mostly black-and-white photographs and site diagrams.



Book of the Hopi


Author: Oswald White Bear Fredericks, Frank Waters


Description: Thirty Hopi elders share their legends, ceremonies, history and language.



Colorado Plateau, Wild and Beautiful


Author: John Annerino


Description: A coffee table tribute to the geological wonderland of "Red Rock Country." Award-winning photographer and writer John Annerino takes us through the echoing canyons, towering hoodoos and cliff dwellings of the region’s beautiful parks and reserves.



Dance Hall of the Dead


Author: Tony Hillerman


Description: In this Navajo Tribal police mystery, Lt. Leaphorn is called upon to investigate the disappearance of two boys, one of whom has left behind a pool of blood.



How the Canyon Became Grand, A Short History


Author: Stephen J. Pyne


Description: The history of the idea and allure of the Grand Canyon, and its transformation from worthless real estate to marvel of nature.



Lasting Light, 125 Years of Grand Canyon Photography


Author: Stephen Trimble


Description: A celebration of the canyon and its allure for great photographers, this book showcases work of prominent photographers over the last 125 years. The images are enhance by Trimble's profiles of 21 contemporary artists.



Lonely Planet Southwest USA


Author: Lonely Planet


Description: A comprehensive, detailed practical guide to traveling in the American Southwest.



Mesa Verde National Park, Shadows of the Centuries


Author: Duane Smith


Description: A cultural and archaeological guide to Mesa Verde, including a history of the Anasazi, the story of the creation of the national park and the impact of modern tourism.



Pueblo Indians of North America


Author: Edward P. Dozier


Description: A rare glimpse into the life and culture of Eastern and Western Pueblos.



Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History


Author: Joe Sando


Description: An expansive history of the Indian Pueblos of New Mexico from a Native American perspective. The book explores the origins of the tribe to its current struggles to maintain sovereignty, land and water rights.



Runner in the Sun


Author: D'Arcy McNickle


Description: Nickles combined his anthropology background with all the suspense of a mystery to craft this novel about pre-Hispanic Indian life in the American Southwest.



Santa Fe Map


Author: MapEasy


Description: A plastic-coated, fold-up map of Santa Fe, including Taos and Albuquerque.



The Blessing Way


Author: Tony Hillerman


Description: Hillerman's first mystery in the popular series introduces Detective Joe Leaphorn of the Navajo Tribal Police, as well as Hillerman's now-trademark attention to Southwestern peoples' cultures and histories.



The Book of the Navajo


Author: Raymond Friday Locke


Description: An in-depth, scholarly portrait of the society, culture and history of the Navajo people.



The Great Taos Bank Robbery


Author: Tony Hillerman


Description: Nine indelible tales of life in New Mexico by the great newspaperman and author of the terrific series of mysteries set on the Navajo Nation.



The Southwest Inside Out, An Illustrated Guide to the Land and its History


Author: Thomas Wiewandt, Maureen Wilks


Description: An outstanding guide to understanding the geomorphology of the Southwest, featuring the author's color photographs of canyons, dunes and other landforms.



The Spell of New Mexico


Author: Tony Hillerman (Editor)


Description: A selection of 12 thoughtful essays on the New Mexico state of mind by great writers, including C.G. Jung, Mary Austin, D.H. Lawrence and Lawrence Clark Powell. Hillerman succeeds in communicating the lure of the desert Southwest in this wonderful, literate introduction to the state.





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