The bus continues to move along. As we left Taos today we stopped for a time at the gorge of the Rio Grande River. Lot more impressive than I had imagined and I guess it never registered with me that the Rio Grande started that far north, but it does, coming out of the snow fields of the Colorado Rockies before it rolls on to Texas and Mexico. Lots of people rafting the river and many opportunities for hiking and getting into the back country.
In Santa Fe we found our hotel easily enough. We couldn't get in for a few hours so we took off walking as everything for tourists is extremely close. Walked through the Plaza and saw the St. Francis Cathedral started by Bishop Lamy as early missionary in the church. He is the subject of Willa Cather's book, Death comes for the archbishop. The highlight for the kids was eating pizza on a balcony looking directly to the state capitol. Evan thought it was the best pizza he had ever eaten. They were both hungry so it went down fast. A bit more shopping and then back to the hotel to find we had to wait another hour for our room. This time it was poolside which I thought o.k. It is a beautiful outdoor pool. I even defied the odds and put on my bathing suit and paddled around for awhile. Then out for a light supper at KFC, snacks for the evening.
Tomorrow it is more sight-seeing and shopping. The hotel lit a fire in a pit by the pool so that has taken up our interest for a time. Wish I could get the camera to download so you could see it.