Travel File: Weekend Concert in Taos

We heard the news and bought tickets at the beginning of the year.  Airbnb’s were booking fast, so in March we secured a house for the four of us.  A hot tub overlooking an expanse of New Mexico terrain edged by mountains solidified our choice.  The only thing left to do was wait.  Until August.

Taos New Mexico

We spent our first night camping in the beautiful mountains above Red River, then drove to Taos for a couple of relaxing days after.  The house we chose was a little further away from Kit Carson Park than we wanted, but our thoughts were that the “country” setting would outweigh any hassle of finding parking for the event. (Instead of staying within walking distance of the park).  We were right.

Taos Air bnb home photos

The master bath was also a big selling point for us!  The natural light and picture windows all enhanced our views of the desert landscape.

Taos aibnb master bathTaos airbnb with hot tub

In the morning I had the courtyard to myself; I watched the fog rise and escape the mountain walls of the valley.

Hot tub morning in Taos NM

morning quiet time

Taos NM Air bnb

Taos morning fog

We spent the weekend in the village of Taos eating tacos, wine tasting and exploring quaint shops.  And of course, the whole reason we planned the trip was to see one of our favorite bands, ALABAMA SHAKES.

Taos Alabama Shakes

I really loved the venue; in my eyes there were no bad seats.  Kit Carson Park is big enough to handle a large crowd, but small enough to feel like a big family hanging out on a beautiful summer evening. Local food trucks and brew made the experience that much better.  And since Amarillo isn’t that far from Taos, New Mexico, we ran into a lot of familiar faces!

If you’ve never spent time in Taos, you really should.  Santa Fe usually gets all the attention, but something about Taos is magical.  I highly recommend taking a day trip to the little mountain town if you’re already in nearby Santa Fe.

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