An hour and a half southeast of Albuquerque is the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument/Quarai (http://www.nps.gov/sapu/historyculture/quarai.htm and http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/american_latino_heritage/Quarai.html)
I had seen a local tour book that mentioned the Village of Quarai, but I really had no idea what to expect. What I found were memorable, gorgeous ruins, dating back to several centuries ago.
Since it was such a cold, overcast day, there was hardly anyone around. I feel blessed to be able to get there pictures without people in the shots…
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