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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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Abó Pueblo Mission National Monument: A Testament to the Past

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My first stop on a visit to the three Salinas Pueblo Mission ruins was the San Gregorio de Abó Mission. Located just west of the town of Mountainair, New Mexico, it straddles 370 acres of land. … Continue reading

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Salinas Valley Pueblos in New Mexico: A Testament to the Past

by Dr. Denise R. Ames Spring was just around the corner when I embarked on a stimulating venture. About 25 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico, my hometown, were located ruins of three separate Indian pueblos and also the remains … Continue reading

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Copenhagen, Denmark: Not a Progressive Dream Country, Some Final Thoughts

By Dr. Denise R. Ames My Baltic Sea cruise had ended and now my three days in Copenhagen was drawing to a close. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in the city and had many fond memories of the people and … Continue reading

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Tivoli Gardens: Copenhagen’s Entertainment Central

by Dr. Denise R. Ames It was the end of my last day in Denmark. I hated to leave, it seemed as though there was so much more to see and things to learn. I had one last burst of … Continue reading

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Copenhagen, Denmark: Where the Bicycle is King and Queen of the Road

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My tour of Copenhagen, Denmark continued amidst bright blue skies and balmy temperatures. It was ideal. I had already gone on an informative walking tour, complete with a stop at the royal palace, and a … Continue reading

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A Copenhagen Treasure: Christiana, a Colorful Bohemian Neighborhood

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My Baltic Sea cruise ended in Copenhagen, Denmark. Now, I had three days to explore this fascinating city. My travel companion, Susan, and I thoroughly enjoyed the city tour (see previous blog) and a visit … Continue reading

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The Merits of a Monarchy: The Denmark Example

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My Baltic Sea cruise ended in Copenhagen, Denmark. Now, I had three days to explore this fascinating city. My travel companion, Susan, and I decided a city tour would be a good introduction to Copenhagen, … Continue reading

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Discoveries in Copenhagen, Denmark: A Visitor’s Delight

by Dr. Denise R. Ames My Baltic Sea Cruise was coming to an end. Our small cruise ship, the Nautica, was steaming its way to Copenhagen, our departure port. My stint as cruise ship lecturer had come to an end, … Continue reading

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The Petroglyphs: Rock Art of the Past, Boca Negra Canyon, Albuquerque, New Mexico

by Dr. Denise R. Ames I decided to hike the last trail, the Boca Negra Canyon, on a separate day, since it required a steep climb up a lava-strewn hill. It was more daunting that the Rinconada Canyon or Pedras … Continue reading

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