|We had a informative guided tour at the Coronado State Monument.|
|This is a reconstructed adobe house with very small doorways.|
|The people were shorter in the 1500's. We could tell the ceilings were short.|
|Walls were made of "puddled" balls. Years alter adobe homes were made using bricks.|
|In 1935 murals were discovered. This is a photo off the the brochure. We were able to see some of the mural painting from 1500's. They are sacred paintings to the Indians.|
|Going down into the Kiva.|
|A Turkey Feather blanket in the Visitor Center.|
|We arrived in Santa Fe about 1 pm and found the streets jammed back.|
|We planned to park in the RV parking lot but found it closed.|
|There had been a Porsche display around the square, so lots of people. |
We got there just as everything was winding down.
|We toured the New Mexico History Museum.|
|Chain maille coat|
We learned more about the Spaniards in the area.
|We attended Mass at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica.|
|Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. |
In October 2012 first North American Indian to be canonized as a Saint.
She was an Algonquian-Mohawk woman of New York State.
At early age, she converted to Christianity.
The altar screen, a reredos, was created for the 100th anniversary of the Cathedral
in 1986. In the center is an 18th-century statue of St. Francis.
He is surrounded by painted images of saints of the New World.
We stayed at Walmart overnight.
Another interesting day!!!!!