Friday, October 29, 2010 is a day I will never forget! It truly was a life changing day! I started out early and drove the high road up to . Yes, it really is called the “High Road”. The drive was beautiful, amazing, enchanted! (I’m running out of descriptive words to describe the beauty.) I understand why they call Taos the “ New Mexico ”. I feel as if I’m under some sort of enchanted spell. Land of Enchantment
Halfway up the mountain, I stopped at El Santuario de Chimayo and got some Holy Dirt. (check out this link; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Santuario_de_Chimayo ) I feel it is important to mention the fact that I am not a Catholic. I have been in Catholic churches before and have many friends who are Catholic. I stopped at this little church purely for the historical aspect. As I walked through the doorway into the chapel a warm feeling filled me heart/chest and I started to cry. At first I told myself it was my allergies making my eyes run (as they do most mornings) but between me and you… it was so much more!! I walked into on of the isles and sat down in a pew I sat there for what seemed like an hour or more (I do not wear a watch on vacation, so I have no idea how long I actually sat there) an elderly lady was sweeping up the alter an I rose to walk down the isle (to enter the room with the holy dirt) the woman spoke to me and told me all about a book she has read several days about a woman who was healed in Canton Ohio (I have the title written down somewhere…) after exiting the church, I walked around the grounds and sat in the courtyard for an extended period of time; I pulled out my journal and started to write. A true since of calm came over me. It was as if the weight of the world was being lifted off of my shoulders. I’m having trouble finding the words to describe just how peaceful the feeling was (is). There were several gift shops, and local artist selling there wears. I bought some fresh ground green, red, and mixed chili powders… When I got back into my car; I realized I had spent over two hours at that location. It was well worth the time. But my day got even better from there! (not sure why this is bolded...and I'm too sleepy to figure it out now...)I continued driving up the high road stopping every few miles to take pictures…I even learned that I could hold the camera out the open the sunroof and snap some really cool photos of the high road.
I started my day in
I met some incredibly nice people both visitors and residents. (more stories about the people later) It was trick-or-treat night at the
; Oh the cute costumes I saw. :o) Every local I spoke to invited me to the “Zombie Walk” being held in the town square. I decided to go; I felt as if I had walked into the middle of a Broadway musical. We all met in town square and walked two blocks to the Community Center where the Zombies all danced to Thriller. It was amusing and I felt as if I were with lots of old friends! Pueblo
…oh my…it is … I MUST get some sleep! BTW: I’m in
now! But more about that trip another day. Sedona AZ