Chaco Culture National Historical Park

I was so close to going to Chaco Canyon after I went to Bisti, but the extra windy weather and the threat of running out of gas overrode my desire for more adventure that day. 😦 According to Wikipedia, Chaco Culture National Historical Park hosts the densest and most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the … More Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Acoma Pueblo (Sky City)

Acoma Pueblo was built atop White Rock Mesa, 367 feet above the desert floor, around 1150 A.D. It is said to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities in North America. Besides its history, the thought of a “Sky City” always intrigued me and was probably the main reason why I added this to … More Acoma Pueblo (Sky City)

New Mexico Museum of Art

While I was out for First Friday, I decided to pop into the New Mexico Museum of Art. (Currently, admission is free on Fridays from 5-8 pm.) The Southwest Sampler exhibition was on display as I walked into the first floor gallery.  The Sampler showcased work created in New Mexico by Taos Society Artists, Santa … More New Mexico Museum of Art

New Mexico History Museum

DE.PRESS.ING. Yikes! I knew that New Mexico had quite a history, riddled with wars and bloodshed, but seeing it all condensed into one seemingly never-ending display was very disturbing. I’m not much of a history buff, but I thought I’d finally stop in here during my First Friday excursion. Once again, the admission was free … More New Mexico History Museum

Meow Wolf

There was a lot of hype surrounding the grand opening of Meow Wolf & the House of Eternal Return. So, Sophia and I decided to go check out this major artist collab on opening weekend. Meow Wolf is described as “a combination of jungle gym, haunted house, children’s museum, and immersive art exhibit…with fictional worlds … More Meow Wolf

Taos Pueblo

My daughter and I went to Taos Pueblo for the first time together while she was here visiting from Pennsylvania. Her pick, and it was my birthday! 🙂 I was totally expecting some ancient deserted pueblo similar to what I had seen at other locations I visited already, even though the website says it is … More Taos Pueblo

Puye Cliff Dwellings

I saw a billboard along the highway advertising these ancient cliff dwellings. They aren’t that far away from my house, so I grabbed a friend and headed out for a Friday afternoon play-date. We got there a little after 3pm and had to wait for the next tour at 4. We were recommended the Mesa … More Puye Cliff Dwellings

Poeh Museum

I’ve driven past the Poeh Museum a kajillion times now and finally decided that THIS was the weekend to visit. (Maybe the solar eclipse was influencing my behavior?) I have admired the traditional Pueblo architecture — the Poeh Tower is the tallest adobe structure in New Mexico — and I always wondered what world was … More Poeh Museum