Friday, June 09, 2006

More Vacation

I attempted to post this yesterday so I could talk about something different today, but Blogger, my computer, and the internet in general all ganged up on me and said "No Way, Jose!" So, today you get to see more pics from New Mexico.

Este es el Santuario de Chimayo (This is the Shrine of Chimayo). It's an adorable adobe mission chapel where many testimonies of healing powers have taken place. We arrived 15 minutes too late to go inside, so I wasn't able to take any pictures of the Miraculous Crucifix. But, I have been in before, and it's very old and awe-inspiring. And, there's a small room in the back where a saint is said to have appeared. The walls are lined with abandoned crutches, wheelchairs, and letters of healing from many people who have visited.

This is Nambe Falls. I had never been up there before, but it was on the way back from Chimayo, so we decided to take the scenic drive. Little did we know that we would have to climb a 1/4 mile very steep and crumbly path to see it. We just kept telling ourselves that it's just around the bend in order to make it.
The falls were nice, but we only stayed long enough to take this beautiful picture with the sun setting behind us.
Here we (me, gramma, little sister R, and mom) are at the Roswell Art Museum. See the painting? Turns out that is my gramma's great-gramma! Please excuse the weird look on my face, I must have been annoyed that my sister & I looked like twins!
And, finally, who can visit Roswell without taking a picture with a real ALIEN? I know, this one wasn't really real, but he sure was cute! By this time, we had just eaten at a side-of-the-road Mexican diner, and could only think about the very long drive backhome, hoping and praying that we didn't get an upset stomach (surprisingly, we didn't)!


At 9:34 PM, Blogger Gary 's valuable input...

Are you sure that isn't a real alien? How eould you know? Hmmmm....

Hope you gave a nice weekend.

At 9:37 PM, Blogger kaliblue 's valuable input...

You & R look so cute together. :-) I'm so enjoying reading about ya'll's trip. It's making me think that New Mexico is where I want me & the hubb-z to go for vacation in September. :-)

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Mon 's valuable input...

awesome! I've always wanted to visit Roswell!!

At 9:21 AM, Blogger ccw 's valuable input...

Wonderful pictures!

Nambe Falls looks very, very steep, but beautiful.

Kid L visited Roswell recently and she thought it was a blast.

At 8:55 PM, Blogger zombieswan 's valuable input...

hey, not to go off topic but have you two both lost weight since Christmas? If so, I hate you both. :) But if not, then it sure looks like you have. :)

Your aunt-in-law. The blogger name is a new one... check out the new blog.


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