Monday, April 23, 2007

Road Trip Day 2

We last left off with shitty weather in OK that continued through Texas. In Texas, we drove by the 2nd largest cross in the western hemisphere. We also hit a big snow storm. The traffic on 40 slowed down to less than 20mph. Mainly because Texas doesn't plow. They can build the 2nd largest cross in the western hemisphere, but they can't build a plow? I think a misuse of resources there. I always see WWJD stickers, I think he would plow the highways.

Once we hit NM, the roads were clear. We stayed overnight in some random NM town. We slept in since it was our first chance at sleeping in a bed since we left Las Vegas. Sat we travelled towards Taos, famous for Julia Roberts and their pueblos. We visited the latter. I had been before, but I thought Anna would appreciate going since we both had a professor from there.

They live and work at these pueblos, though the top levels aren't still inhabited.

Church on site.

I didn't see any of the don't pet the dog signs from the last trip, but I wasn't really looking for them either if you know what I mean. How can I reject a dog??? In the bottom level of the pueblos, residents sell their crafts- jewelry, pottery etc. Some sell food and the dogs know which ones. One particular dog saw Anna buy cookies. He saw that not only was she an easy mark, but he would have an ally in me.
Anna: how do I get rid of this dog??
Me: give it a bite and it will go away. (hehe hehehehee hee I still laugh thinking about it).
A: REALLY?? That doesn't make sense?
M: you can't apply logic to animals that's a human thing. Don't you watch the Dog Talker?
A: Whisperer
M: Whatever just give the dog a bite. He'll leave you alone after that. I promise.

I couldn't say NO to this face.

So she did and she made a friend for it who stayed with us to the bitter end...

...the bitter end. And he brought a friend!

We basically tossed the cookies and peeled outta there.

I wanted to go to Taos Sunflower LYS, but we didnt get there in time for them to be open, but I did hit La Lana and bought a natural dye kit. I dont know if I want to break into now, or wait until Javajem is here next month to help me figure out.

We left Taos at sunset, and had dinner in downtown Santa Fe. We had the most gorgeous pistachio encrusted goat cheese. I still dream about it. We spent Saturday night getting more NM behind us. I could have spent days there, but we needed to be back in Las Vegas Sunday night.

We were aiming for Acoma, NM because Anna wanted to see their pueblos (NM is lousy with pueblos) Even with a GPS we were hopelessly lost. We went down some road that best could described as an alien spotting road. I think we kept making eye contat with each other to ensure that the other wasn't replaced with a creepy crawly. What can I say, I grew up on Scooby Doo. We finally get find a casino/hotel in the middle of all this darkness. But, hey hey casino, that makes us feel at home. IT WAS SOLD OUT! GO FIGURE. There was nothing around this joint but Acoma pueblos, darkness, and cacti.

Not Las Vegas, NV, but Las Vegas, NM! They were quick to point out when we stopped for gas that they were the first. Sounds like some town is feeling a little insecure.

Next time Acoma!



Blogger Jinann said...

Wow! Fabulous pictures! I haven't really traveled anywhere out there, so this has been fascinating. Your description of being out on the "alien spotting road" brings the movie "From Dusk till Dawn" to mind.....creepie!

7:43 PM  
Blogger The Crafty Weasel said...

This sounds like a fab trip - is this is your "graduation" trip?? :-)

6:09 AM  
Blogger Javajem said...

Ah the Taos pueblo... memories!

You tooks some amazing pictures too!

8:03 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Wonderful pictures. I wish I could go and take a road trip.

10:23 AM  

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