Crest, New Mexico
Highway 14N Tel. (505)281-4117
Don't forget to close your car windows so that the burro's don't
reach in and drag something out! Don't worry, they're
I spent a
few days last year at the Sandia Hostel. I like it because
it's on the side of a mountain. There always seems to be a
nice, cool breeze.
this year because I knew it would be a good place to take a break
from traveling--comfortable, clean, friendly. A good place to
lay back for a day or two and just take it easy.
owner had offered to take me on a burro ride up through the
mountain. But I felt in a rush to get home, so I declined
. Now I wish I had! Well, maybe next time! I hope.
Sandra, a fellow hosteller, and I drove to Chimayo. We
collected some "Holy Soil" there. I brought some home to a
friend of mine who wanted it.
El Santurio de Chimayo also known as the Lourdes of America.
To learn more about Chimayo check out this website:
Clean, well-stocked kitchen.
Very clean, large bunks.
A little restaurant next to the mission.
A stand selling chilli pepper strands. (I know there's a special
name for them, but I forget.)
Chimayo, we drove to Santa Fe to see the market, walk around, and
find something to eat.
The Market where artisens sold their jewelery.
someday I'll learn how to flip these photos!
stopped for burritos in Santa Fe. They were too hot for me.
know it's a pain having to "crook" your neck to look at these
photos. Sorry. Someday I'll go back and fix them
all. Probably not. But I want to.
sure if/when I go to the Southwest again--I'll be stopping in at the
Sandia Mountain Hostel and have a cup of morning coffee under that