"Ray’s Questa." Questa by ray_d

Questa Travel Guide: 37 reviews and 237 photos

The Drive in

The drive south was long and dusty.
Colorado Springs fell quickly to the fast pace.
An accident on the free-way slowed the speed for a half-hour until the site was cleared.
It was one of 3 we came across in the 2 weeks I traveled.

Pueblo and Walsenburg were next.
My first Mexican meal had me an immediate fan of this cuisine.
Not particularly visually appetizing, the taste was wonderfully unique.
Chased by beer Mexican became something I long for, now that I am back in Australia.

San Luis, a quaint outcrop of dilapidated buildings, was marked to the traveling public by a mural on one of it’s buildings.
A dozen or so shops on main street were the only sign of occupation.
No humans were visible.

Crossing the line

And then over the New Mexico State line.
Questa nestles at the foot of high hills before a huge expanse of flat productive land.

Just off the Hi-way to the left, a side track and a sign-post lead the way to the strangely wonderful 2-domed adobe where the Artist’s retreat meeting was being held.

Once trough the gateway, a path lead to the house.
In the background lay dark mountains.
In the foreground were AlburgRay, Kathmosphere, Kymba, Lazybee, and and Misha greeted us with open arms that many a VT member must have experienced.

The next 2 days were fun and crazy.
Dino and LaCristina played jazz and Honky-tonk Piano.
Funny Bee thought us Needle-work.
Kymba Bead-work.
Misha Writing.
Katmosphere painting.

I served the Champagne:o)

The Meeting

The 2 hemispherical domes measured in excess of 25 feet in diameter. Made out of clay, straw and mud they were beautifully insulated.
One held the huge meeting place where our model posed; above the void was a mezzanine floor with the girl’s bedroom and bath-room.

The other dome contained a sitting room and a dining room with a piano and a meandering vine that draped itself over the wooden stair-case and the boy’s bed-room mezzanine floor.

A kitchen and passageway connected the two domes.
Cool and spacious, one can hardly ask for a better place to share friendships.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A cocoon of comfort in a expanse of wilderness.
  • Cons:Time was in short supply.
  • In a nutshell:Next time it happens give me a call:o)
  • Last visit to Questa: Sep 2006
  • Intro Updated Feb 6, 2007
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