Turns out the Fire Chief was killed in the wreck, so it didn't just suck for us. (Even on vacation, I can't escape from death or what?)
Here's a pic of the scene.
The Rio Grande Gorge, as scene from the bridge.
We stayed at a hostel called the Abominable Snowmansion in a small village called Arroyo Seco. It's just outside the Taos Ski Valley. It was a pretty cool place, very interesting people, and one awesome organic garden.
We slept in Tipis. Ours was in the back. (Another thing I can cross off my bucket list.)
Headed to the Grand Canyon tomorrow. Will update more, provided I have electricity, internet access, and a few spare moments.