A picture journal of our (Keyna and Mikes') adventures in Paradise (our motorhome) as we travel the USA.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Day Trip to Ruins, Falls, Hike, Winery, Etc!, Part 1
Took a lovely day trip west from here to the Jemez Reservation area off NM 4. What a scenic area! Just beautiful as you can see from the pics! We stopped first at Jemez State Monument which you see below. Tomorrow I will put up the rest of the day.
Even if one did nothing but drive through this area, it would be throughly enjoyable:
At the Jemez State Monument the site houses the ruins of the Gisewa Pueblo and the church of San Jose de los Jemez which was built on top of the pueblo:
Parts of the church ruins date back to 1622 and the pueblo which preceded it was a thriving community some 200 years before that.
It was amazing to walk through this fortress of a church!