We woke up at a reasonable hour and fixed some breakfast. Beth brought turkey bacon and hard boiled eggs from home. We went to the Kix on 66 diner for coffee and conversation with others in the group.
We headed out of town on NM 104, which is pretty straight all the way to Las Vegas, NM. There were very few settlements along the way. There were plenty of cattle, a few sheep, a couple of deer and an antelope.
We stopped for coffee at the Hillcrest Restaurant. In the parking lot we talked with a couple riding motorcycles. He had a Road Glide and she had a Switchback. That’s the same combination of bike we had two years ago.
The couple suggested a couple of routes to Taos. We decided to ride NM-434 to Angel Fire, NM. It was a very good road; however, it narrowed to about 1-1/2 lanes for several miles. Fortunately we encountered only small cars and no RVs.
There was a farmers’ market at the visitors’ center. We had our picnic lunch at one of the tables behind the market.
We rode into Taos and checked into our hotel. The first stop on our exploratory ride was Taos Pueblo. We went on a guided tour and learned quite a bit about the history of the pueblo and its people.
Next we went to the Kit Carson home and museum.
We rode to the plaza and parked the bikes. We walked around the square, took a couple of pictures, and went to the Taos Inn for a beer and to meet friends.
Tomorrow we plan to ride the Taos Loop before heading to Durango.