Friday, September 26, 2008

New Mexico

After finishing up with business in Albuquerque Elizabeth headed into the wilds of New Mexico -- definitely big sky country.

A majority of the architecture is adobe, including lots of little churches.

The rabbitbrush was blooming profusely.

Stopped in Chimayo, where there is a Catholic church where the soil is supposed to have healing properties. There were many altars decorated in full Latin American style.

(And, not pictured, there were many signs along the roads saying "Obamanos!")

The next morning, climbed up to the hill by my hotel for a beautiful sunrise.

Sightseeing around Santa Fe included this adobe hotel said to look a lot like Taos Pueblo.

And then, on the way back to the airport in Albuquerque, stopped at Tent Rocks, where you can hike through a slot canyon and amongst funky rock formations.

And on to Denver...