Monthly Archives: May 2021

Feeling Lucky: Hiking the Tunnel Canyon Trail in the Cibola National Forest in NM

by Dr. Denise R. Ames I am lucky! Different people have different ways in which they feel lucky. I am lucky in many ways, my beautiful grandchildren come immediately to mind, but today I feel lucky in a different way. … Continue reading

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The Gran Quivira: A Spanish Mission and Pueblo in New Mexico

by Dr. Denise R. Ames It was a dry, hot, spring day in New Mexico, thankfully without the wind, as I pulled into the parking lot of the Gran Quivira, the largest of the three Salinas Missions (see earlier posts). … Continue reading

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The Impermanence of Quarai: A Story of a Salinas Mission and Pueblo

by Dr. Denise R. Ames The Quarai mission ruins sat stoically under a brilliant, New Mexico-blue sky in early spring. Unlike the Abo ruins, about 10 miles away, Quarai had a softer feel. Perhaps it was because of the just-budding … Continue reading

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