After a quick breakfast we headed over to Santa Fe. Our first stop was Meow Wolf.
What is this place? Here is a Trailer for a movie that was about how it came to be:
In two sentences:
A nontraditional art gallery set up as a space for nontraditional artists to create. Also, a seemingly maze of mystery and story and Scifi.
We got there 20 minutes after opening and there was already a line around the block. Which was a nightmare for me, a mother of Lucas.
Luckily there was some awesome out door instations to check out while we waited…for an HOUR.
As time went by and we got closer to the front of the line, performers came along and talked to us.
It was a cold morning, and these little cuties were freezing, one more than the other…
Almost there! Look a Meow Wolf stuffed animal.
We were finally inside, and yes, there was another long line. We got a picture of the Meow Wolf Logo.
Gettting SO close to getting in, we ran into another crazy performer.
We took a quick bathroom break before we went in.
Finally in…Lucas FREAKED out, and got really scared. And basically ruined the WHOLE experience for me, where I had to pretend not to be feeling all of the frustrations that I was feeling.
This is called the House of Eternal Return.
Where a family somehow got access to an alternate dimension. If you are not with a crying whining child who continued crying that he wanted to go home, you could slowdown and try to follow the insane narrative. But-it was mostly an insane fever dream of dance and black light.
This crazy house wasn’t just a house, every area there were exits through non-expected places.
Like the exit through the refrigerator
That led you through a white hallway that went into…
a cold future area with a robo hologram and a huge abdominal snowman.
And this interactive glowing balls.
Then we found ourselves back in the house, trying to get out again the kids slid through the dryer.
Into a glowing sock area that was impossible to photograph.
Which led us to this glowing skeleton.
Yes you could play his skeleton.
Which lead to this neon forest, then back through the fireplace.
Yes back in the house again, then we ran out, and ran into this lady.
Then found this glowing wall. Lucas was SO unhappy. But he was really trying.
He tried to smile.
Inside this crazy trailer.
Or this cave with a couch.
Or this tree house with a view.
Then back into the house, and into the red room, which was actually terrifying.
That thankfully lead into an actual UFO.
From where we saw below us this candy room that we had to visit.
Which was next to this area where we found these glowing singsonging toad stools.
And these singing totoros.
And glowing light screens.
It was here we saw this other performer, who was the stuff of nightmares.
We were finally reunited with Karl, who we lost on the other side of the Refrigerator.
We climbed down,
And found the dance party room, that we spent the next 30 minutes in.
As you wave your hands near the busts on the wall, and press the buttons around the room, the music changes tempo and the beat quickens and slows, the lights flash and rise. It was seriously so much fun.
We started to leave, and a performer arrived…so we had to go back and dance some more.
As bright, and loud, and full of movement and color that the dance room was, the giant bunny room was that white, and quiet, and motionless.
A dark room with lasers you could play.
A carpet room.
And we were out. Stopping to buy a piece of block art at an old cigarette machine.
We went to the Pyramid Cafe for lunch, and it was LOVELY.
We sat over lunch talking about all the things we saw and did. What an experience!