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Sanctuario de Chimayo

We visited Sanctuario de Chimayo

At Easter, Chimayo becomes a destination for the faithful. The Good Friday procession, the Easter Pilgrimage, is an amazing sight. During Holy Week thousands of pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayó.  They leave from their homes, or their cars parked on the roadside, to walk 10, 20, 30, or even 100 miles to reach Chimayo.
In the darkness before Good Friday, pilgrims line the highways north of Santa Fe carrying crosses and glow sticks. By Easter Sunday tens of thousands of worshipers have passed  through

As I write this note I’m traveling down highway 380 from San Antonio to Carrizozo  New Mexico. In the distance there are blue mountains rising from flat earth and the road is dead straight  disappearing into the horizon with  predicable  perspective. The yellow line flicks past the car and draws us homeward. Clouds are heavy with rain  and have dropped their bounty in small pockets.  In between the clouds are turquoise patches of sky giving the promise of a spectacular sunset. The smell of pinon pine and cedar after the rain is strong  in the air. We’ve just eaten Green Chili cheeseburger at  The famous Owl Bar and Grill San Antonio, our joint opinion is it was a disappointing  experience and most of the food was left there. The temperature has dropped 20 degrees in the past 20 minutes, 98 to 78. For two busy gals this has been a dream trip…. expensive, but still a dream…..we’ve got to the stage in life that we need good quality accommodation, transport and food. So it has a …