September 10th, 2019 – Loretto Chapel & Cathedral of St. Francis, Santa Fe, NM

A beautiful Loretto Chapel. Check out the story about the staircase on their website. I didn't notice the light around the crucifix until I got home and looked at my pictures. The staircase today The staircase as is was when the carpenter first built it. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis on the plaza at … Continue reading September 10th, 2019 – Loretto Chapel & Cathedral of St. Francis, Santa Fe, NM

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September 5-13th, 2019 – Cochiti Lake, NM

I stayed at this Corp of Engineers campground for a week before heading to Arizona. I am finding the Corp has some nice campground with clean restrooms. This lake is made by damming the Rio Grande. It is one of the largest earthen dams in the world. I found out that the Corp precisely measures … Continue reading September 5-13th, 2019 – Cochiti Lake, NM

August 29th, 2019 – Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Abiquiu, NM

I visited the beautiful, and very quiet and peaceful, Monastery of Christ in the Desert. I appreciated the idea of a retreat in the desert where silence is requested. The chapel. The meditation gardens near the chapel. A painting in the visitor center. Rock formation near the monastery. The drive to the monastery along the … Continue reading August 29th, 2019 – Monastery of Christ in the Desert, Abiquiu, NM

August 28th, 2019 – El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, NM

I visited the Lourdes of America. It certainly was an interesting and special place. This is the original crucifix that was found on this site in 1810. When the individual took the crucifix to Santa Cruz, it did not stay there, but returned to this site. Please read the story by clicking on the link … Continue reading August 28th, 2019 – El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo, NM

August 26th, 2019 – Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama, NM

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is America's longest and highest narrow gauge Railroad. I boarded the train in Chama, NM and rode it to Antonito, CO. We then boarded a bus for our return trip to Chama. I boarded the train at 10 am and we got back to Chama shortly after 6 pm. … Continue reading August 26th, 2019 – Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Chama, NM

August 22nd – Sept. 5th, 2019 – Lake Abiquiu, Abiquiu, NM

I am enjoying staying at this lake. There is lots to do around here - there is a Georgia O'Keefe Welcome Center in Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch nearby, the Monastery of Christ in the Desert and the Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad in nearby Chama, NM. Looked like a prescribed burn file to the west. I saw … Continue reading August 22nd – Sept. 5th, 2019 – Lake Abiquiu, Abiquiu, NM