Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Taos, New Mexico - Day 13

We made it home after a very long 15 hour drive. Temps ranged from 19 degrees all the way up to upper 80’s. I had forgotten at the beginning of our trip to take pictures of the house before we threw our junk all around and settled in so the pictures are from the last day there and the wee hours of the morning.

Overall I would stay at this house again. You have neighbors, but you’re not in viewing distance of them the way the house is laid out so we never felt violated (not that we walk around naked, but I didn’t have to worry about opening the blinds while still in my PJ’s).  For booking details click HERE or HERE for more information. The house has a great flow to it, and if we where there with other people it would still give each of the guest space without filling crowded. It is a little older and has had some upgrades to it, but if you’re super picky about it needing a paint job or update floors and cabinets then keep looking. None of that bothered us. There’s a fully stocked kitchen as far as all the pots, pans, baking dishes, foil, platters, wine glasses, probably everything and more then you have at home. I was really worried about that being a foodie and wanting to cook while we where there, but after arriving there I was pleasantly surprised that I didn’t miss any of my gadgets at home. (Maybe my pasta maker, but whatever I was on vacation!) When you think of a turn key vacation I have to say this fully met our hopes and more. I loved it so much I could picture moving in HAHA. If you have any questions feel free to contact me and I’ll be sure to answer as best I can. You can also contact the owner Tim. He’s fantastic about calling or emailing you right back and answering all the questions we had (even while we where in panic mode with M at the vet). I would have to rank this place as one of the best houses we’ve rented and weren’t disappointed about anything while we where there.

Front Entry:

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Front Courtyard (fenced in):

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Living Room:

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Front Left Bedroom:

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Back Left Bedroom:

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Kitchen/laundry/eat in area:

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Sun Room:

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King Size Back Right Bedroom:

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Bath Connected to King Size Room:

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Standing on patio looking right to left:

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Out in the open area looking back at the house:

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Taos, New Mexico – Day 12

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Today is our last full day here and I’m actually pretty sad about it. D was up working early and woke me up to show me the best thing ever…’s snowing!!!

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Bring on the snow!!!

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M wanted outside so bad to see what all the white stuff was, but she quickly turned around and wanted back in haha.

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Once we got a good covering of snow I bundled up and headed outside to get some pictures.

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Of course it all melted by lunch. :( We got some more light snow, hail and rain. Then by late afternoon the sun was out full strength.

It’s defiantly a hot chocolate day!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Taos, New Mexico – Day 11

We woke up to another day of rain until about lunch time when the sun started to shine and the clouds started to move out and reveal all of the fresh snow on the mountains.

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D worked all day and I grilled us some hot dogs for lunch. Once the work day was done we headed back into Taos to stop and get a few souvenirs and have dinner at Guadalajara Grill. Supposedly this is where the locals eat and more authentic Mexican food instead of New Mexican food.

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There seemed to be a lot of reviews raving about the margarita and fish tacos. The restaurant is really casual and you go up to the counter to order your food then find a place to sit and they bring it to you. They have one restaurant on the north end of Taos and one on the south end.

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There’s no website so here’s the menu.

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The large margarita was $7.95, I thought it was ok not 100% worth it, but you do get a lot for your money.

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Chips and salsa $2.25 where ok as well, not a whole lot of heat or flavor to it. Just as a side note, how come everyone charges for chips and salsa? Back home it runs like a river for free no matter where you go.

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The 3 Fish Tacos $13 (three tacos with grilled bell peppers and onions, served with rice and beans, topped with sour cream and guacamole) Mmmm these where pretty tasty.

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I picked the Pork Fajitas $11.25 (chicken, beef or pork with grilled bell peppers and onions, served with rice and beans, sour cream and guacamole) The flavor was good and it was for sure a filling dish.

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If I went back I would try something different, but the fish tacos where really good.