Day 28: Taos Rejuvenation!July 10, 2012 11:13 pm Leave your thoughts
For me, our first day in Taos, above all else, was rejuvenating (and not just because of the mercifully cool weather). We slept in (well, till 9 at least), woke up, and headed to get tubes (thanks Chris!) for our adventure down the Rio Grande.
The water was cool– a welcome change from some of the lukewarm swimming we’d enjoyed across the south.
We hopped into our tubes and headed down the river, stopping at hot springs, occasionally joining together in a big blob to float and chat together, occasionally separating out on our own to float in solitude or enthusiastically navigate some rapids. It was nice to spend the morning together without our computers or phones in such a beautiful place.
We spent our evening at a potluck at the home of Martha Fielding and Bob Felt with family and friends from Taos area. Martha’s beautiful, extensive garden was another rejuvenating part of our day– walking through an area so meticulously tended, teeming with delicious and wonderful smelling food.
Speaking of delicious food…. we feasted. To list all the delicious food would be a bit tedious (and kind of mean to those of you who didn’t get to join us), but it was tasty. And fun to make! We spent a long time getting to know each other, chopping up vegetables, and learning about all the sustainably harvested foods we were about to eat.
After a long dinner we headed to the bus and shared stories for a while. Two of our friends, Carlos and Judith, told us there story of moving to Taos and building their home from waste products and sustainably harvested resources. Theirs was a story of innovation, of trying new things that may or may not work, of continually modifying their home, and of living simply. We left tired, inspired, and happy.
Thanks for reading,