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Published: November 10th 2017
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Before we left Albuquerque, we stopped at the Museum of Natural History and Science. It had a lot of info about the history of New Mexico. After that we drove over to Santa Fe. We checked into our B&B and headed over to the old part of town. We had some lunch and then toured the San Miguel Mission Church. It is considered the oldest active church in the nation. After that we visited the oldest adobe house in Santa Fe. It was originally constructed in 1200 AD. It has been added onto and reconstructed several times. But there are several parts of it that are original.
We then visited the Loretto Chapel. It has a really neat staircase that goes up to the choir loft. The staircase looks like it is floating in the air and only supported at the top and bottom. It was built in 1878 using only wooden pegs and no nails or screws.
Next was the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The parish was founded in 1610 and the church was built in 1869. After that we stopped at a bar for a beer and headed back to our room for a
nap. We walked into old town for a nice dinner.
Today, we got up and headed out to Taos. We stopped at the San Francisco De Asis church for a look see. Then on to the Taos Pueblo. This is an original pueblo village that is still inhabited by Indians. No plumbing, no electricity and water is carried in buckets from the nearby river. That is the way the Indians that live there want it. I wouldn't want to live there!
Next we went over the Rio Grande Gorge bridge. The gorge is 650 feet deep. They have mini kiosks at several places on the bridge and you can push a button and talk to a crisis manager so you don't commit suicide.
After that, we drove home, had a quick rest and then back to old town for another wonderful dinner.
Tomorrow we have a chance of rain. We are going to drive to Los Alamos, which is where they worked on the atom bomb.
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