I never leave this place without a feeling of wonder and perspective. The feeling of the mountains, the noises of the streams, the ease of the hikes fill this Native Texan's soul... especially in the middle of a hot Texas summer. Thank you, Hollywood, for being a short drive for us so that we can have a reprieve from the heat and the city.
While we were at Hollywood, we took a short drive to The Great Sand Dunes State Park in Colorado - only a short 2 hours, and our kids had THE BEST time. Well worth a visit for those that are going to be here for several days (and probably in the non-snowing months). We also found the raspberry patch open in Mora, and we picked fresh raspberries (taste so much better than grocery berries). There was a Mill Festival on Labor Day in Mora, too, I noticed, and the green chilis were ready - roasting all over Taos and Mora. A bunch for $18? Yes, please.
We spent most days hiking behind Hollywood, visiting the ski valley for nachos and margaritas, or taking a chair lift to the top of the mountain (Thursdays-Sundays only, I believe, but well worth a schedule change).
Enjoy your getaway - we ALWAYS do!