One Year of Shelter-in-Place. No Travel. Stay-At-Home. Work-At-Home. School-At-Home. Scary. Weird. Tired. Stressed.
One Full Year. And Now We’re in Year Two. Sigh.
Right Now It’s Time to Take a Moment. Get Out of Dodge. And Visit Our Own Backyard.
With Clorox Wipes and Hand Sanitizer Packed. Masks Always On. We Venture Out for a Quick Overnight. To a Neighboring Town Nestled in Snow-covered Mountains. Taos, New Mexico.
The Weather is Unexpectedly Glorious. Cloudless Blue Skies. Warm Temps in the Day. Cold at Night. Spring Break, You’re On!
On the Edge of Town, We Stop to Walk along the Rio Grande. We live close to the Rio Grande at Home, But Now We Can See Her Grandeur.
Taos in a Pandemic, is Quiet. Shoppes and Restaurants Still Shuttered.
We Find Outdoor Dining at Donabe Asian Kitchen. Sheer Perfection. A first-time dining out for us in Over a Year. I Almost Cried.
The Food is Exquisite. Check out the Donabe Asian Kitchen Menu. Here.
Offerings of Almost Luminous Vegetarian Spring Rolls.
Noodle Bowls filled with Avocado and Jumbo Shrimp.
I Could Eat This Every Day!
Grass-Fed Beef and Spicy Fries. Home-Made Pickles. High Praises.
The Air is Clear and Thin. The Mountains are Snow-Capped.
Taos Quirkiness is Still All Around. An Artist-Sanctuary for 100 Years.
And Our Home for the Night. Quirky-Personified – The Hotel Luna Mystica!
Hotel Luna Mystica is a vintage trailer hotel and starlight campground in the vast Mesa of Taos, one of the most mystical locations on the planet. Come camp under the famous New Mexico starry sky next to our legendary mountain and feel the “pull” of Taos. Each trailer is equipped with its own deck, bathroom, comfortable bed, and kitchen facilities. Each is unique as we’ve retained its vintage soul while applying modern amenities. Hotel Luna Mystica – 8 miles from the heart of Taos, 12 feet across a dirt road from the Taos Mesa Brewery, and 4.2 light years from our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri. Somehow everything seems closer at the Mystica.
Hotel Luna Mystica – Check out the Site!
We are staying in the largest vintage trailer – Think 1960s Las Vegas.
1957 Spartan Imperial Mansion (THE SANDS)
I feel like We Are Lucy and Ricky in The Long, Long Trailer.
What a Hoot!
Bunk-Room Style Sleeping for 8. What an Adventure!
Airstreams Glisten in the Sun. All equipped with wood decks and fire pits.
Ringed by the Taos Peaks and Endless Azure Blue Sky.
Two Miles Down the Road is the Taos Gorge Bridge.
Eerie. Rugged. Serious.
The Rio Grande cuts through the Gorge, 800 feet below.
Our Mini-Trip Day is Done. Night Comes Quietly.
All Tucked in Snug and Safe. We Cook Spaghetti on the Tiniest Stove. Watch a Silly Movie on the Computer. And Sleep Soundly.
Morning. We Are Up with the Sun.
Breakfast of Oatmeal.
Off for Home.
Bathed in the Early Pink Light of Dawn.
Tired. But Refreshed and New.
With Lots of Memories to Fill our Hearts.