NEW MEXICO TRIP 2012
The schedule is a work in progress, but here’s the direction we’re headed:
- 3 p.m. Check in Rio Grande Inn, 1015 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque. 505-843-9500
- 6 p.m. Welcome dinner at motel
- A scenic drive to Gallup including.
- Acoma Pueblo. Settled and built around 1100 A.D., making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited communities within the United States.
- Grants, New Mexico. On the north end of the large and recent lava field (the youngest is around 3,000 years old) known as “El Malpais” (the badlands), part of which is preserved as El Malpais National Monument.
- El Morro National Monument hike, great sandstone promontory, a desert oasis visited by centuries of travelers. Overnight at La Quinta Inn, Gallup.
- A day in Gallup including meeting folks from Rehoboth who can tell us about its history, and the Navaho culture including health care, tribal government, agriculture, and much more. We’ll tour the Code Talkers Museum, shop the downtown flea market, and visit native craftsmen. Overnight at La Quinta Inn, Gallup.
- Worship at local churches, afternoon hike at Church Rock, and spend time with friends of Rehoboth. Overnight at La Quinta Inn, Gallup.
- Zuni Day. We’ll explore Zuni culture and native traditions, meet the folks at Zuni church and school. Overnight at La Quinta Inn, Gallup.
- We say goodbye to Rehoboth friends and move on to Window Rock with its interesting sandstone formations, Ganado and the Hubbell Trading Post, and on to Canyon de Chelly. Overnight at Holiday Inn Canyon de Chelly, Chinle, Arizona.