On the 2nd half of the trip, my wife and I stayed for a couple days in Santa Fe and travelled around the northern part of the state. It was quite beautiful here as well.
When we got to Santa Fe, I was hoping to see a bunch of old train stuff, but there wasn’t anything to be found except for maybe the engine they used in an episode of Breaking Bad. So we just relaxed and kicked it for a bit, including a visit to a Japanese mountain spa called Ten Thousand Waves.
We ended up driving up to Taos to check out the pueblo which was very cool and serene.
On our way back to Santa Fe we crossed over the Rio Grande Gorge. The flicks are a little deceiving as to how deep this is. The bridge is the 10th highest in the US.
We then ran across these bizarro hippie “earthship houses” in the middle of the desert. I couldn’t drive away from here fast enough…
Unfortunately we only had an hour or two in Albuquerque before jumping on the flight back to DC, so I decided to see if Walt was home. I now know how the series ends later this summer, but I can’t tell you.
Lauren at Contemporary Wing had been asking me to paint the wall behind her gallery at 14th and P streets NW since the winter. So as an extension of the Mumbo Sauce show, I quickly pulled together some friends to paint. It was an impromptu session this round, but the wall will be rotating with some planned productions throughout the year.