Anne & Tom's Southwest Adventure travel blog

Along historic Rt 66

On the way to Acoma on the interstate

Along the road to Acoma on the reservation

The cultural center

Beginning the tour

One of the structures

The bell tower of the church

The church

Brick work

Kiva ladders

More ladders

Fry bread

It was wonderful with honey

Another view of the church

The children on the tour look inside the adobe oven.

Our tour guide at the edge of the cliff

The oldest structures. Three stories

A native

Anne buys a beautiful piece of pottery

Back at the Rv

The pottery


We planned on Monday to drive to Albuquerque and west to Acoma Pueblo. The road off the Interstate was sparsely signed, but after 15 miles of no traffic and few signs, the Sky City Cultural Center appeared - a modern, beautiful building with a parking lot full of tourists, and a shuttle bus to the pueblo at the top of the mesa for a guided tour! It was spectacular - a living pueblo (as Taos also is) with beautiful traditional pottery for sale and freshly made fry bread to eat (yummy). After a late lunch and a nap in the RV, we drove rapidly to Gallup for the night in a KOA behind a LaQuinta hotel - very nice, nonetheless. (KOA's (Kampground of America) are reliable like McDonald's - and when in need are great places to stay where you can be fairly certain of what you will get.)

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