Saturday, March 16, 2013

Around Taos and The High Road

This week, we were still on Spring Break
so we took a trip to Taos, New Mexico!


We enjoyed spending some time around the plaza





and at Mabel Dodge Luhan's House.
Mabel Dodge Luhan was a significant contributor to the arts
and a socialite of the early 20th century.
Her house is now a bed and breakfast inn.
http://www.mabeldodgeluhan.com/


Then, we went on a road trip!
The High Road is a mountain road between Taos and Santa Fe.
There are small, rural communities,
historic churches and Pueblos, and art galleries and studios.


 Scenic Roadside Stop


Many highways in New Mexico are scattered with descansos;
road side crosses to honor those who died in accidents
along the road in each spot.


We stopped by Las Trampas Mission Church




You can view the inside of Las Trampas here:
 http://www.elsantuariodechimayo.us/Pilgrim/LasTrampas.html


The main attraction is the Sanctuario de Chimayo.


Chimayo is known as a healing site among the faithful.
Each Easter, pilgrims walk many miles to show their devotion
on Good Friday and throughout the holy week.


Here is a brief version of the story of how the church came to be built
and why it is considered a place of miracles:
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2168



This is the website to learn more:
 http://www.elsantuariodechimayo.us/



This is the link to view the inside of the church.
Visitors are not allowed to photograph the church inside.
http://www.elsantuariodechimayo.us/Pilgrim/Santuario.html

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