day 1 dallas tx
drive west to santé fe new México we are going to visit the museum of international folk art he current exhibit that we saw was called between two worlds it is about the immigrant experience includes carvings, paintings, and works on paper I liked it because we got to se all of the art and got to see a diffint side of México from there we went to the snafu national histories trail the snafu national historic trail crosses five states including Missouri ,Cansas ,Colorado ,Oklahoma and new México the trail is over 900 miles between 1821 and 1880 the trail was the main road between Missouri and santa fe new México I liked it because we got to look at the whole thing santa fe plaza it is a national historic land mark in down town santa fe the plaza of city square as it is called is the center gathering place in town most people know it as the heart of saanta fe it includes Spanish native imerican and Mexican cultures it has music design jewelry art and dance it is listed on the national register of historic places the plaza has historic monuments restaurants businesses and art galleries including the place of the governors which is the oldest public building in the us I like how it had art the climate there the height is 78 and the low 46 in September it averages 283 sunny days of the year some concenter it the prefect climate with four sessions and no extremes in temperatures AND then we went north to city of Chimayo the name comes from a tewa name for a local land mark ,the hill of tsi myao it includes many neighborhoods called plazas ,each with its own name. it is about 25 miles north of santa fe first we visited a famous catholic chapel, the santuario de nuestro senor de esquipulas. it was blild in 1816 so that the people could worship the chapel is now managed by the catholic church. it has a reputation as a healing site it attracts close to 300,000 visitors every year. it has been called the most important catholic pilgrimage center in the us.
we visited sangre de cristo mountains which is Spanish for blood of Christ they are in southern Colorado and northern new México they have several peaks as high as 14000 feet. they made have gotten their because there is a reddish hue that can be seen during sunrise and sunset. but no one know where the name comes from