Sunday, August 4, 2013

Walking down Canyon Road

On Thursday morning we enjoyed our breakfast and started on a walk down Canyon Road.  The idea was to walk for exercise, but once again, we started looking in shops and galleries and, before we knew it, the walking part had dwindled down to a snails pace!!!

We enjoyed the fact that many of the galleries had examples of their art for all to enjoy…..

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Even the fences are artistic……DSC00377

And, to my great pleasure, there are sunflowers everywhere….DSC00379

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We loved this yard art, but at $3,600 we thought that we should leave it here.  I am wondering if I could build something similar to it…….

 

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We especially enjoyed walking around the Sherwoods Spirit of America Gallery.  All of the authenticated artifacts were displayed in the manner of a museum, but ALL were for sale, from the $140 flint striker to the $125,000 Indian Princess dress.  We spent a long time drooling…..

We then stopped at the Wiford Gallery and enjoyed the wind sculptures made by Lyman Whitaker.  It was so serene watching them slowly turn in the breeze….

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We also walked into the gallery of James Roybal and his wife, McCreery Jordan, where we found this……

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We both fell in love with it and decided that it would look great with the painting that we found yesterday in Taos, so it ended up coming home with us!!!!

We relaxed for the rest of the afternoon and then had dinner at a tapas restaurant called La Boca.  We  enjoyed a series of plates including…..

…. Mediterranean salad~ mixed greens, figs, apricots, olives, and feta cheese with sherry honey vinaigrette

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….carrot-garbanzo hummus~ with cumin, mint, lemon, and grilled house-made yogurt flatbread

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….patatas bravas: fried local fingerling potatoes w/spicy sherry vinegar sauce & roasted garlic aioli

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….gambas fritas~ fried shrimp with avocado, and pimentón agri-dulce

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….pincho de pollo~ harissa chicken skewer with avocado, cucumber, and tomato salad

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….local flat-iron steak~ with smoked sea salt caramel, or cabrales butter

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….pots de crème ~ chocolate-espresso ganache-custard w/ lengua de gato cookies

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We had a wonderful time enjoying the food and talking to the couple at the table next to us who were visiting from Denver.

 

After we returned to the B&B, I walked around and took a few photos of the gardens…..

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…and then joined Michael on the porch for a recap of the wonderful day…..

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2 comments:

Maggi said...

What great art work. I particularly like the sculpture in the first photo. Glad that you managed to find something to take home.

Karen said...

I have enjoyed following your journey through this collection of posts. There is some stunning scenery along the way. And it looks like you have made the most of catching up with old friends and seeing places familiar to you. What a wonderful time!

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