Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Currently in Eagle Nest NM (Low 20 Mostly Sunny High 70) 

After a chilly start we had an absolutely wonderful day yesterday. Our friends Ed and Diane have a cabin near Angel Fire which is about 10 miles from our park. They served us an excellent brunch of biscuits and gravy and a green chile egg casserole (we are in New Mexico after all). After an excellent meal and great conversation we headed to Taos. A winding scenic drive on the Enchanted Circle through the Santa Fe National Forest and Taos Canyon with yellow aspens throughout.

By now it was warming up and we are walking around the Square in the low 70s and sunny.

We just walked and talked going into the occasional store. We only bought pumpkin spice truffles from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company, continuing our 2014 pumpkin adventure and they were really good. Here is a view of the mountains from the square.

Kit Carson, the famous western scout, lived in Taos. Here is his home that has been restored. It is located near the Square in old downtown Taos.

We then headed to the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos, known locally as the Gorge Bridge or the High Bridge. Here is a picture we found on the internet.

The Gorge Bridge is a steel deck arch bridge across the Rio Grande Gorge. At 565 feet above the Rio Grande it is the 7th highest bridge in the United States. Just before the bridge we saw some bighorn sheep. We parked and walked to the gorge with the mountains in the distance. There were vendors selling jewelry and other items in the parking area and Jo bought a nice rayon poncho.

Here is the sunny side of the gorge taken from the bridge. When trucks were on the bridge it got a little shaky.

The shady side.

It was back to Taos and a quick stop at Walmart and then off to lupper at La Cueva which was highly rated on Yelp. One of the reviewers said it was the best chile relleno that they had ever had so we all had to try them. We were disappointed and cannot recommend this place, at least we cannot recommend the chile rellenos. On our way back we got a driving tour of Angel Fire. 

A wonderful day on the Enchanted Circle in northern New Mexico; good friends, scenic drives, beautiful weather and a great brunch.

Till next time,

Bob and Jo


  1. What a gorgeous day for sightseeing.

    I am not sure you would catch me on that bridge riding or walking!

  2. It is a great area. I love spicy food and happen to be a fan of Kit Carson:)