3DogMom at Rev Gal Blog Pals writes,

An unexpected road trip last weekend made me aware that there are places along the route traveled where, had there been time, I would love to have stopped to visit and explore. That (missed) opportunity, coupled with a recent article in our local newspaper about things to see and do locally inspired today’s Friday Five.

If someone told you they were coming to your city/state/country for the first time, what five things would you recommend that they be sure to see or do? This might be a city, national park, historic site, restaurant or other attraction. Have at it, and share the link to your blog in the comments below. Be sure to visit and comment on other participants’ efforts today, too. Oh, the places we can go!

Welcome to the Land of Enchantment otherwise known as New Mexico.

TUnknownhese days the smell of chiles roasting permeates the air.  A sight more to be smelled than seen:




images-1Even better, visit those chiles at home in Hatch, New Mexico.  While you’re there, linger in the Mesilla Valley sunset.




P1010241Then head north–up I-25 to Abluquerque and beyond.  Maybe stop at St. Martin’s Hospitality center–the day shelter where the congregation of St. Martin’s worships every Sunday.  We will welcome you with all the warmth of those Hatch chiles.  Maybe even serve you some for breakfast.





A side-trip to Acoma Pueblo and Sky Citypueblo06 is well worth the time–not only for the views but also for the history.  We take all our visitors there.




Some people say October is the best time to visit New Mexico.  Unknown-1I think Christmas is an even better time.  The smell of piñon wood burning in the fireplace.  Snow blanketing the streets.  Luminaria lighting the way home.  




P1010163Yet my Rev Gal Blog Pals sisters might appreciate most the healing powers of the Shrine at Chimayo–a place that has healed wounded souls for hundreds of years.  There are those who dive into the chapel and reach for a handful of the holy dirt.  Others need only stand by the rushing waters of the creek that flows through the site.  Even the road in seems to quiet the troubled mind.  

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3 Responses to Enchanted

  1. Anne says:

    What lovely descriptions of your state. I think snow and luminaria are delights for the soul, and the healing waters at the Shrine sound soothing and peaceful. Thanks for playing and sharing these treasures.

  2. Elaine says:

    The luminaria’s always catch my attention…something special about them!

  3. Julie says:

    So many places I’ve never heard of…
    But are now on my ‘one day’ list! Thank you for sharing

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