Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bernalillio & Santa Te, NM 10/12/2013

On the road again Saturday Oct. 12.  As we had breakfast in our rv we could see the hot air balloons from the Balloon Fest in Albuquerque.  This is the last weekend for the Fest.
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.  

With the guide we were allowed to go in the Kiva, Sacred Place.

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.
Interesting maps.

                                 Lots of things for sale around the square.
We attended Mass at St. Francis Cathedral Basilica. 
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha.
n 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!!!!!

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