Tagged: tourism

chimayo; mission; church; historic; el santuario de chimayo; altar; worship; new mexico; tourist; worshippers; mass; catholic; rosaries; candles; offering; statue

El Santuario de Chimayo – A Mission of Faith

Prayers Continue Strong Over The Centuries One of my favorite things about living in New Mexico is the rich history. In every part of the state, monuments and historical sites document its years of cultural changes.   My quest is to...

el rancho; hotel; stars, motel; gallup; new mexico; celebrity; celebrities; actors; movies; cowboy; western; old west; classics; john wayne; humphrey bogart; photos

Historic El Rancho – Hotel of the Movie Stars

Who’s Who of Stars Slept Here Returning from my birthday trip to Sedona, I made a stop at Hotel El Rancho in Gallup, New Mexico. Opening in 1937, the brother of film director D.W Griffith built it to be used...

afton villa; bloom; fountain; garden; grass; landscape; louisiana; nature; pond; spanish moss; plantation; home; gardens; st francisville; azalea; daffodil; tree; statue

Creating Beautiful Tomorrows – Afton Villa Gardens and Ruins

A St. Francisville Treasure Living in Louisiana for 12 years, I loved photographing all its beautiful places.  Afton Villa Gardens is certainly on that list.  I always put off going until the azaleas were blooming. I didn’t know what I...

blue hole; swim; swimming; diving; jumping; water; blue; santa rosa; new mexico; scuba; diver

The Blue Hole of Santa Rosa – A Scuba Diver’s Oasis

A Watery Oasis in the High Desert Great big surprises can come in small packages.  The Blue Hole is one of those surprises.  Mid-way between Albuquerque and Amarillo in the town of Santa Rosa, NM, a natural spring fed lake...

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