Back to Chimayo (and Abiquiu), Part Two
After leaving Chimayo, we headed north towards Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch. Abiquiu is an isolated, private little town at the top of a mesa on the way to Ghost Ranch. I had not been there is some time, so we thought we would drive up. Georgia O'Keeffe's Abiquiu house is at the top and commands the very best view.
|Church at Abiquiu, New Mexico|
The three crosses are visible from the road below if you look carefully as you drive by. A replica of this morada can be visited at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history ranch south of Santa Fe (Tres Culturas will also go here).
On our way down the mesa we stopped to take some photos of an adobe ruin. The structure is made from adobe bricks. If adobe is not maintained with regular replastering, it will wash away. Georgia's Abiquiu house was in this state when she bought the property.
We left Abiquiu to head for Ghost Ranch, site of Georgia's first home in New Mexico. The colors and rock formations on the way are unbelievable. Our Tres Culturas group will get to experience these, too.