Yesterday evening, we met our son and daughter-in-law at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs for a sunset soak in the healing waters. We were lucky enough to meet a local cafe owner who invited us to spend the night on his nearby land after our "kids" drove back to Taos. Sleeping under the nearly full moon, we reveled in the silence and beauty of our surroundings and woke up just before dawn to our first ever desert lightning storm over the mountain.
This morning, we made the gorgeous and uneventful drive to Taos, and were again delighted by the wide open skies of the Taos mesa and the play of the light on the mountains, clouds and sagebrush.
It's great to be back in Taos, although our stay here will be brief this time around. Being with Bevin and Rene is like coming home, and our welcome was as wonderful as could be. Living in Santa Fe this summer will make visiting quite easy, and we hope to make the trip over the Sangre de Cristo mountains any number of times over the coming summer to this very uniquely beautiful part of New Mexico.