Posted by: Kirsten | Friday, 12 October 2007

Live from the Pueblo

Hello again from Taos, New Mexico.  Taos Pueblo is a World Heritage Site and a National Historic Landmark that’s been continuously inhabited for the past 1000 years. Strolling through the dusty courtyard you’ll see dozens of shopkeepers selling their wares and an equal number of private residences.  A river runs through it, and St. Jerome church stands proudly by the main entrance.

We also visited the home of Kit Carson here in Taos, one of the most famous “mountain men” of the 19th century.  Carson’s travels included stops at several current National Park Service areas, including Bent’s Old Fort NHS in Colorado, and many others. Ever wonder where Carson City, the capital of Nevada got its name? Only, 5’5″ tall, he was still one tough dude and not to be messed with.

Tomorrow’s it’s back toward Albuquerque for the Balloon Festival’s closing weekend with a stop at Pecos National Historical Park on the way.  Happy trails to you all.

— Jon


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