Taos is an amalgam of southwest history and present. It is a tourist town that draws people with money and new-age hippies to the mountains. It has a history of Native peoples from the nearby Taos Pueblo and of Mexican families that settled the area in the 1540. It was also the final home of Kit Carson.
If I lived in Taos, one of the places where I would spend a lot of time is Wired Cafe. This internet cafe is also home to a spiritual bookstore, counseling center and one of the few places that offers printing capabilities for visitors. Most importantly is has a beautiful garden in which you can sit and enjoy really good coffee.
At Wired The Amazing Ms. D and I met a local knitting circle. Being knitters ourselves we asked about yarn stores and were sent to the two in town stores. One was Moxie, a fair trade yarn and souvenir shop. There we met Terra, and loads of wonderful yarn.
|Your author and Terra|
|Me at Moxie with a shirt that seemed made for me.|
The other was Mooncat Fibers, where we met Kathy.
|The Amazing Ms. D and Kathy|
These are both really good choices for the knitter or crocheter who visits Taos.
For lunch I would highly recommend Taos Pizza Outback. They make an excellent pizza with a sesame seed crust. The pizza dough and ingredients are fresh and delicious.
It was Taos Festival Days while we were there, and this meant that the town plaza was filled with vendors and performers:
|The crowd at Taos Festival|
|The Plaza stage surrounded by the crests of the founding families|
|This tent was not what I expected to find in Taos|
|Mexican-American dance troop|
|Just the cutest thing|
All in all Taos has a great collection of classic and modern