John & Anne Wiley


Old Town

We’re gearing up to head East, possibly to OK City. Meanwhile I wanted to take a minute to share some pix of the Acoma Pueblo, reputed to be the longest continually occupied settlement in North America. Enchanting place from above, below in the wash, or on the mesa top.

6980 Acoma Pueblo

6980 Acoma Pueblo

Readers of this blog will recall my rock fixation. I seem to have a deep and enduring fascination with the natural and sometimes augmented shapes of rock formations, and the area around Acoma is thick with them.

6956 Old Stones

6956 Old Stones

With people living here for millennia, imagine the stories these stones could tell. To my eye that looks like a meal grinding hole at the right edge, and we saw many of those. There are also several mini Monument Valley type spires, with this being the largest we saw.

6958 Ancient Spire

6958 Ancient Spire

I’ll probably put a pic or two on the Photo Page whenever we have some time, but I hope you enjoy these tiny impressions of the magical place we soared coming into Albuquerque. We’re rested up from a great visit with friends, and are now heading for the airport.


We’re in ABQ

Filed under: by Anne,MeriTimes Adventure — Anne @ 04:39

What a wonderful experience today flying next to and around the area of the Native American pueblo community of Acoma in New Mexico, shortly before landing in Albuquerque in gusting winds! We’re staying with friends who’ve had a delightful dinner party.  After not much sleep last night, I’m just writing to say we’re safely here after a great flight.  We’ll share some photos at another point in the trip of the amazing stone creations and historic town of Acoma.

We traveled there years ago in our previously-owned 280Z and were able to drive to it (now there is a bus people must take to tour it).  I LOVED seeing this from the air, realizing we never would have imagined at that point when we were on the ground, that we would someday fly our previously-owned plane around it…Incredible!

~by Anne

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