Monday, 6/18: Utility Shack, Lunch, Walking Tour of Old Town, and Shopping
Start the week out by learning about Native American Jewelry. Is the piece you’re interested in real or fake? Spend part of the morning at the Utility Shack (don’t let the name mislead you). It is filled with authentic Native American Jewelry, pottery, and sculptures—all at good prices. The proprietors will provide a very knowledgeable program about the jewelry, turquoise, and other gems. Lunch will be provided before we continue on to Old Town where we will have a walking tour of the area to learn about its history. The rest of the afternoon is yours to visit the many shops in the area.
Cost: Free; Space is limited to the first 45 people
Time Commitment: 6-7 hours
Tuesday, 6/19: Acoma Pueblo Tour, Lunch, and Haak'u Museum
Acoma Pueblo is often called Sky City because it is situated on top of a 70-acre sandstone mesa; about 430 feet above the valley floor and approximately 7,000 feet above sea level. It is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States. Its location made it ideally situated for defense against enemies. To read more about Acoma visit: www.indianpueblo.org/ipcc/
Cost: $30 and includes a $10 camera fee. (Very Important: Bring your camera to take pictures of the beautiful scenery and pueblo.)
Time Commitment: Approximately 7 hours
Wednesday, 6/20: Drive the Turquoise Trail to Santa Fe and Visit the Georgia O’Keefe Museum (lunch on your own)
The Scenic and Historic area encompasses 15,000 square miles in the heart of central New Mexico, linking Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Drive back into history through the mining towns of Golden, Madrid, and Cerrillos, now coming alive with art, crafts, theater, music, museums, and restaurants. Go to www.turquoisetrail.org for more information. In Santa Fe there will be lots of time to visit the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, have lunch (on your own) and spend the afternoon shopping on the plaza or go to Canyon Road. Go to www.okeeffemuseum.org for more information about the museum.
Time Commitment: Approximately 8 hours
Thursday, 6/21: Visit the Art Collection at the Tamaya Resort & Spa, Lunch, and an afternoon of Relaxation (on your own)
The day starts with a guided tour of the outstanding collection of art and artifacts of Tamaya. Learn details about the artists and methods used to create this spectacular collection of southwestern and Native American artistry. Then we’ll enjoy lunch at one of the lovely restaurants in the resort before enjoying an afternoon of relaxation: stroll the Bosque, go horse back riding, watch the demonstrations of the Pueblo bread baking in outside ovens, or enjoy a spa at Tamaya Mist. All afternoon activities are on your own and reservations are required. Go to http://tamaya.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/activities/onsite/
index.jsp to make reservations for horse back riding (click The Stables of Tamaya More Details), bread baking (click Cultural Activities More Details), and the spa (click Guest Services).
Time Commitment: Approximately 5 hours
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