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20684
New Mexico

Great American Get-Together in Santa Fe

Explore local culture as you discover national monuments, historic sites and world-class museums, and learn about Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico from experts.
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Program No. 20684RJ
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8 days
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New Mexico

Great American Get-Together in Santa Fe

Explore local culture as you discover national monuments, historic sites and world-class museums, and learn about Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico from experts.
Length
8 days
Starts at
1,849
Length
8 days
Rating (5)
Starts at
1,849
Program No. 20684RJ

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At a Glance

Immerse yourself in one of the most fascinating areas in the United States as you join Road Scholars and local experts for a week exploring and learning in beautiful Northern New Mexico. Experience the best of the Southwest with in-depth presentations and field trips to an array of significant historical and cultural sites. Learn about Georgia O'Keeffe, explore world-renowned Museum Hill and visit Bandelier National Monument.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to three miles daily over varied terrain. Standing for up to two hours at a time. Getting on/off motorcoach multiple times a day. Elevation of 7,000 feet for the entire program.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Experience treasures of Northern New Mexico on expert-led field trips to the villages of Taos, Abiquiu and Chimayo.
  • Explore world class museums in Santa Fe and Taos.
  • Hear from local experts about contemporary issues facing Native American populations in the Southwest. Climb up ladders and into caves at Bandelier National Monument

General Notes

Max of 140 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
Featured Expert
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Kirt Kempter
Kirt Kempter received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin and has visited and studied plate tectonics and related volcanism around the world, including Iceland, Costa Rica, Mexico, and South America. A Fulbright Fellow, Kirt now works for the U.S. Geological Survey as a field geologist, studying the volcanic history of the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Kirt Kempter received his Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin and has visited and studied plate tectonics and related volcanism around the world, including Iceland, Costa Rica, Mexico, and South America. A Fulbright Fellow, Kirt now works for the U.S. Geological Survey as a field geologist, studying the volcanic history of the Jemez Mountains in northern New Mexico.
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Jerry Rightman View biography
Who would have ever thought that a retired veterinarian would become a dedicated art lecturer? Jerry Rightman is just that person and is an active member in the art community of Santa Fe, applying his talents as a docent at the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. He has received rave reviews for the many years that he has been teaching for Road Scholar.
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Mark Utgaard, a resident of New Mexico for 50 years, enjoys sharing New Mexico's wildly diverse cultures and history. For 20 years, Mark and his wife owned a business importing and wholesaling traditional handcrafts from Colombia. Prior to that, he was an award-winning reporter, photographer, and editor for newspapers and public radio. In his free time, Mark likes to play in their gardens and help plan their upcoming explorations. He is learning to play the button accordion.
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Christopher Gibson View biography
Christopher Gibson is an award-winning artist, writer and arts educator who makes his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work includes the Cuentos del Camino series on lower Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe and mixed-media installations at numerous museums in New Mexico and California. Over the years he has written several articles on Hispanic Arts and Culture for the magazines Tradición Revista and Imagen.
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Elena Junes View biography
Elena Ortiz-Junes is a native New Mexican and member of the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. She has worked for many years as a study leader and group leader for numerous organizations and universities, providing a unique perspective on the region and its rich cultural tapestry. She is a writer and founding board member of Red Media, an indigenous owned and operated media project that highlights Native writers. Elena is also a board member of the University of New Mexico’s Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies.
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Israel Francisco Haros Lopez View biography
Israel Francisco Haros Lopez was born in Los Angeles to immigrant parents of Mexican descent. He brings his firsthand knowledge of the realities of migration and life as a Mexican American to his work with families and youth as a mentor, educator, art instructor and activist. He was accepted to U.C. Berkeley, studying for a degree in English Literature and Chicano Studies followed by an M.F.A in Creative Writing. At formal and informal visual art spaces, Israel creates and collaborates in many interdisciplinary ways.
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Vannetta Perry View biography
Dr. Vannetta Perry is a retired educator and lifelong resident of New Mexico who is deeply rooted in the southwest. Her family homesteaded and ranched in Southwestern New Mexico and farmed in West Texas. As an educator, Dr. Perry worked in the university setting, teaching biology and directing science outreach programs. Her love for travel was sparked when she led research studies in developing countries. Since retiring, Dr. Perry has continued to share her love of travel and education as a travel director and leader.
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Colleen Patrick View biography
A native of Colorado and a relative newcomer to New Mexico, Colleen Patrick has spent a lifetime visiting and learning about Pueblo culture, pottery and the movement of Native Americans and Spaniards throughout New Mexico. Colleen has been in the travel business since 2006, but has been a traveler since her childhood. She learned to appreciate new cultures and new places as a child and has loved sharing new places and cultures with guests for many years.
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Rex Lee Jim is of the Diné (Navajo) tribe and was born and raised on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Rock Point, Arizona. His grandparents taught him the Navajo Blessing Way. He is a former Vice-President of the Navajo Nation, a poet, playwright, and Medicine Man. He graduated from Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado, and attended Princeton University, Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, and its Oxford University campus in England. Rex Lee Jim advocates for indigenous peoples at the United Nations.
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The Book of the Navajo
by Locke, Raymond Friday
The Spell of New Mexico
by Tony Hillerman (Editor)
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.
Anasazi America
by David Stuart
A thought-provoking, engaging account of the rise and fall of Anasazi society in the desert southwest.
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place
by Buhler Lynes/Poling-Kempes/Turner
Portrait of an Artist, A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe
by Laura Lisle
Lisle shows how O'Keeffe was both changed and inspired by her Southwestern surroundings in this insightful biography of Georgia O'Keeffe.
Bandelier National Monument Map
by Trails Illustrated
A detailed map of Bandelier National Monument at a scale of 1:29,000.
American Indian Myths and Legends
by Alfonso Ortiz and Richard Erdoes
More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices.
Indian Arts of the Southwest
by Susanne Page
Featuring color photographs of the basketry, pottery, weaving, jewelry, and carvings of 200 noted artists, this book is both a collector's guide and cultural history of the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Pueblo peoples and other native peoples.
Dark Beauty, Photographs of New Mexico
by Jack Parsons
Southwest photographer Parsons presents the rugged landscapes and the people of New Mexico, exploring religious iconography, far-flung ranches, small towns and wide open spaces in this full-color coffee table book.
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque
by Eyewitness Guides
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring the best natural and cultural attractions of the region.
Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life
by Robinson, Roxana
Taco Table
by Lois Ellen Frank
A handbook for creating these Southwestern staples with easy to prepare recipes, from homemade tortillas to meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian fillings, to salsas that top them off.
Ancient Child
by Momaday, N. Scott
Recreational Map of New Mexico
by GTR Mapping
A very good fold-out map of New Mexico.
New Mexico Wildlife, An Introduction to Familiar Species
by James Kavanagh
A handy fold-up card featuring color illustrations of common plants, animals and reptiles of New Mexico.
A Study of Southwestern Archaeology
by Stephen Lekson
In this volume Steve Lekson argues that, for over a century, Southwestern archaeology got the history of the ancient Southwest wrong. Instead, he advocates an entirely new approach—one that separates archaeological thought in the Southwest from its anthropological home and moves to more historical ways of thinking. Focusing on the enigmatic monumental center at Chaco Canyon, the book provides a historical analysis of how Southwest archaeology confined itself, how it can break out of those confines, and how it can proceed into the future. Lekson suggests that much of what we believe about the ancient Southwest should be radically revised. Looking past old preconceptions brings a different Chaco Canyon into view: more than an eleventh-century Pueblo ritual center, Chaco was a political capital with nobles and commoners, a regional economy, and deep connections to Mesoamerica. By getting the history right, a very different science of the ancient Southwest becomes possible and archaeology can be reinvented as a very different discipline.
The Geology of Northern New Mexico's Parks, Monuments and Public Lands
by L. Greer Price, Editor
Ancient Peoples of the American Southwest
by Stephen Plog, Amy Elizabeth Grey (Illustrator)
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.
Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico, A Sense of Place
by Barbara Buhler Lynes, Lesley Poling-Kempes, Frederick Turner
A catalogue of O'Keeffe paintings pairing 20 original images with modern photographs of the landscapes depicted by the curator of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southwestern States: Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah
by Peter Alden
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the American Southwest.
Ceremony
by Leslie Marmon Silko
A powerful novel about Tayo, a half-white Laguna Pueblo Indian who returns to his reservation after surviving as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.
Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women
by Allen, Paula Gunn
New Mexico Geologic Highway Map
by New Mexico Geological Society
Pueblo Nations: Eight Centuries of Pueblo Indian History
by Joe Sando
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.
Anasazi: Ancient People of the Rock
by Muench, David and Pike, Donald G.
American Prometheus
by Bird, Kai and Sherwin, Martin
Taos, A Topical History
by Corina A. Santistevan
Profiling the small, but highly influential northern New Mexico town, this collection of 23 essays were written by scholars in a variety of fields, including: archaeology, geology, history, art and literature.
The Magic of Bandelier
by David E. Stuart
Guidebook featuring the archeology and anthropology of Bandelier National Monument
Foods of the Southwest Indian Nations
by Lois Ellen Frank
Photographer Lois Ellen Frank spent four years documenting the culinary techniques used on reservations throughout the Southwest, compiling her discoveries into this handsome book, rich in photos and recipes.
The Great Taos Bank Robbery
by Tony Hillerman
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.
In Search of the Old Ones, Exploring the Anasazi World of the Southwest
by David D. Roberts
An exuberant, engaging account of archaeological adventures in the desert Southwest. Roberts investigates the factors that may have led to the demise of the Anasazi civilization and looks into longstanding controversies.
My Time There: The Art Colonies of Santa Fe and Taos, NM 1956 - 2006
by Dick, R. H.
Desert Solitaire
by Edward Abbey
One of the great works on the value of the desert, eloquent and laugh-out-loud funny. Although Abbey writes specifically about his experiences as a ranger at Arches National Park outside Moab, Utah, his message is universal.
Santa Fe Map
by MapEasy
A plastic-coated, fold-up map of Santa Fe, including Taos and Albuquerque. Size: 18x27 inches.
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8 days
7 nights
15 meals
7 B 4 L 4 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Santa Fe
D
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Activity note: If you will be arriving in Albuquerque between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Day 1 of the program, Road Scholar staff will be on hand in the baggage claim area on the lower level of the Albuquerque Sunport to greet you and direct you to a motorcoach/shuttle. Look for Road Scholar signs. Our chartered motorcoaches will leave at regularly scheduled intervals. There may be some delay between arrival in Albuquerque and departure for Santa Fe. Hotel check-in from 4:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, join us at the Road Scholar table in the lobby to register with the program staff, get any updated information, and confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please locate your Group Leader and let them know you have arrived. Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. This is a Road Scholar Great American Get Together (GAGT) program. GAGT programs involve a large group of participants from all over the country who get to learn about a wide variety of topics and themes from some of Road Scholar’s most acclaimed instructors. For some scheduled activities, participants will be divided into smaller groups. What follows is a representative schedule. The order of the elements each day will vary by group, but each group will have an opportunity to experience all scheduled activities. The activity level of this program is “Keep the Pace.” All activities take place at an elevation of 7,000 feet; routine physical activity will be more challenging than at sea level. Transportation for program-related activities will be via motorcoach unless specified otherwise. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: At leisure. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.

DAY
2
SW History, Georgia O'Keeffe, Santa Fe Plaza, Storytelling
Santa Fe
B,L,D
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Activity note: Walking up to 2 miles; paved but uneven surfaces, uphill grade, some stairs. Extent and duration of walking and other activities during free time according to personal choice.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We’ll gather in the meeting room where a local expert will provide an overview of New Mexico history from the Ancestral Puebloan inhabitants of the area to the Spanish and American soldiers and settlers who followed. After a short break, we’ll continue with an expert-led presentation about the life and art of Georgia O’Keeffe. O’Keeffe was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century and a pioneer of American modernism. Although she is best known for the work she produced in New Mexico, O’Keeffe was a prolific artist with over 3,000 works over the course of her career and was the first female artist to have a museum dedicated solely to her work.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: Next, we’ll set out with our Group Leaders on a walking field trip to the Santa Fe Plaza area where we’ll see some of the sites mentioned in this morning’s history lecture. We’ll then return to the hotel for with some time to freshen up and relax before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: After dinner, we'll be entertained by Cisco Guevara, a professional storyteller from Taos. A river runner since his teenage days in Los Alamos, Cisco honed his storytelling craft around campfires deep in the canyons of northern New Mexico. Cisco’s stories range from his rebellious youth, to tales that draw on his Hispanic and Native American heritage, to hair-raising adventures in the wilderness, to haunting tales of love and loss. A headliner at the Taos Storytelling Festival for over a decade, Cisco performs regularly for groups in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, and has told his stories to rapt audiences as far afield as London and Paris.

DAY
3
Full-day Taos Field Trip
Santa Fe
B,D
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 150 miles, approximately 3 hours total riding time over the course of the day. Walking up to 2 miles; paved and unpaved, uneven surfaces, uphill grade, some stairs.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We’ll board motorcoaches and ride north to Taos. On arrival, we will visit Taos Pueblo (if the Pueblo is open; it sometimes closes with little to no advance notice for private Pueblo events.) This picturesque Pueblo at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in North America. The multiple-storied adobe dwellings reflect an ancient culture. Approximately 100 Pueblo residents still live much as their ancestors did 1,000 years ago, without electricity or running water. Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. Then we will reboard the coach for a short ride to the Rio Grande Gorge, which we'll cross via the "High Bridge." The bridge spans the Rio Grande Gorge 565 feet above the river, affording breathtaking views, and has been used as a location in a number of motion pictures. Next, we’ll ride to Taos Plaza, where we’ll have time for self-directed explorations of the Taos Plaza area. There are a number of museums, colorful galleries, and shops in this area, all within walking distance of Taos Plaza. Nearby museums include the Harwood Museum of Art that houses the Agnes Martin Gallery; the E.L. Blumenschein Home & Museum, home of artist Ernest Blumenschein, a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists; the Kit Carson Home & Museum; and the Taos Art Museum at the Fechin House.

Lunch: This meal has been excluded from the program cost and is on your own to have what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Afternoon: Free time. This period of time has been set aside for your personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Please note that the period scheduled for free time is subject to change depending on local circumstances and opportunities for independent exploration. We will head back to Santa Fe in the late afternoon, stopping for dinner en route to the hotel.

Dinner: At historic Rancho de Chimayó, a charming restaurant housed in an old hacienda.

Evening: Returning to the hotel, the remainder of the evening is at leisure.

DAY
4
Pueblo Culture, Museum Hill, Free Time
Santa Fe
B,L
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 2 miles round-trip, approximately 1/2 hour total. Walking up to 2 miles; paved but uneven surfaces, uphill grade, some stairs. Extent and duration of independent exploration according to personal choice.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast, a Native American from nearby Tesuque Pueblo will start the morning with a presentation about Native American life. After the lecture, we depart by motorcoach for Museum Hill for self-guided explorations of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art. The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture features pottery, jewelry, sculpture, baskets, and other objects made by Native Americans from the earliest times to modern day, scrupulously documented and beautifully displayed. Most of the work is from the Southwest. The Museum of International Folk Art focuses on indigenous populations from around the world through their art – ranging from ceremonial dress and masks to furniture. The museum hosts the largest collection of international folk art in the world, including wings featuring some of the 106,000 pieces donated by collectors Alexander and Susan Girard and Lloyd Cotsen's Neutrogena collection.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: Free time. Take this opportunity to see and do what interests you most. There are a number of colorful galleries and shops within walking distance of the restaurant. Those who wish to walk back to the hotel after exploring are welcome to do so. Or you can choose to ride the motorcoach back to the hotel.

Dinner: On your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Lecture on Pueblo Dances, Tesuque Pueblo Feast Day Free Time
Santa Fe
B
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 10 miles round-trip, approximately 30 minutes. Standing and walking at museums. Extent and duration of walking and other activities during free time according to personal choice.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We begin the morning with a discussion about Pueblo culture and dances presented by a local expert. We’ll then depart via motorcoach and travel 10 miles north to Tesuque Pueblo, which will be celebrating the San Diego Feast Day. The residents celebrate the day with a dance chosen by the elders of the tribe. It could be Buffalo, Corn, Comanche or Deer dances. We'll see beautiful handmade regalia, hear the many drummers and singers leading the dances, and more likely than not, see very young children dancing with the adults - it is important for the little ones to retain the traditions of the Pueblo. (Photos or recordings of any kind are strictly prohibited; we'll let you know in advance of the protocol that all visitors must observe during the dances.) Returning to the hotel, the rest of the day is free.

Lunch: On your own to have what you like.

Afternoon: Free time. Take this opportunity for independent exploration to see and do what interests you most.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: In the meeting room at the hotel, we will enjoy a performance by a local musician that showcases the music of the Southwest.

DAY
6
Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos Museums
Santa Fe
B,L
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 90 miles round-trip, approximately 2 hours riding time. Walking up to 2 miles; unpaved, well-maintained trails.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We will board motorcoaches and ride 40 miles northwest to Bandelier National Monument, fascinating both for its geology and archaeology. After stopping at the Visitor Center, we’ll explore some of the trails in Frijoles Canyon where we can see “cavates” — cave-like dwellings used by the Ancestral Pueblo people who lived here 400 to 800 years ago.

Lunch: In the park, we’ll have boxed lunches.

Afternoon: Next, we’ll take a short drive to Los Alamos, where we will visit the Los Alamos History Museum and the Bradbury Museum of Science for two self-led explorations. The Los Alamos History Museum is located next to Fuller Lodge, which was once the dining hall for the Los Alamos Ranch School. Its mission is to preserve and share the history of Los Alamos through award-winning exhibits that include the geology and archaeology of the area, as well as exhibits dedicated to various aspects of the Manhattan Project. The Bradbury Museum of Science has wonderful exhibits about the history of Los Alamos National Laboratory, its national security mission, and the broad range of science, engineering, and technology research programs including the lab’s focus on Stockpile Stewardship. We will then return to the hotel for dinner on your own and a free evening.

Dinner: On your own to have what you like.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
7
Geologic History, Ghost Ranch, Echo Amphitheater
Santa Fe
B,L,D
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Activity note: Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 130 miles round-trip, approximately 3 hours total riding time throughout the day. Walking up to 2 miles; dirt terrain, some steep inclines. At amphitheater, inclined 1/2-mile walk through native piñons.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We will gather for a presentation by an expert geologist on the fascinating geologic history of the region. We’ll then board motorcoaches and ride about 60 miles north of Santa Fe to the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center. We'll have an on-board lecture about the area and learn more about its geology. Ghost Ranch was Georgia O’Keeffe’s first home in New Mexico was located on the ranch property. The ranch is now a retreat operated by the Presbyterian Church, which operates three small museums on site and also maintains several hiking trails into the red-rock country that O’Keeffe’s paintings made famous. While her home is now in private hands and not open to visitors, we will have the opportunity to see the landscape that enchanted O’Keeffe so much that she moved permanently to the area.

Lunch: In the Ghost Ranch Dining Hall.

Afternoon: We’ll take a short ride to Echo Amphitheater, a natural stone amphitheater with unique acoustic qualities. We’ll walk amid native piñons — small pine trees with edible seeds.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: At leisure. Prepare for check-out and departure in the morning.

DAY
8
Program Concludes
Santa Fe
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: At the hotel. This concludes our program.

Morning: If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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