Now that I am settled in my new home and working much more, taking time to really explore NM gets tough. The visit of a friend from Brooklyn gave me the perfect opportunity to go on a road trip. We went to the weaver town of Chimayo, NM, the Lourdes of America, and had an incredible day. The bright blue skies provided the perfect backdrop. Buying pottery and chiles, inquiring about hand woven rugs, feasting on green chile tamales and of course a visit to the Santuario de Chimayo. This church is just a gem and I am so glad I got to see it with a great friend. Oh, and of course, we got some holy dirt.