This past January I spent a week in New Mexico with my good friend Kate. It was her birthday and I said months before that I’d go wherever she wanted to go. We went to New Mexico. In the 6 days there (less if you don’t count arrival on Saturday and leaving on Friday) we put 800 miles on the car we rented. I did the driving. I was ready for a vacation from my vacation when i returned!
We stayed in Albuquerque and daily left out for day trips. We went to Acoma (already blogged about that) and then headed up to Abiquiu and Cerro Pedernal and checked out the area where Georgia O’Keefe lived for so many years and yes, I know why she loved the area so much. AMAZING!
We drove to Ojo Caliente and Chimayo. Spent a great day and half in Santa Fe and of course spent our Albuquerque times on Nob Hill and an afternoon touring around Old Town.
I really love New Mexico. This is my second time there. I am ready to head back and spend more time there. Next time I need to get up to Taos.
One of the places we wandered around was Chimayo, a village located about 30 minutes from Santa Fe. Chimayo is home to el Santuario de Chimayó, a site of a miracle (a crucifix was found) that happened over 200 years ago (for those who believe). And there are many believers: hundreds of thousands come here per year.