Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Notes From New Mexico - Days Nine & Ten

The Cumbres & Toltec narrow gage train that runs from Chama to Antonito, New Mexico is pretty exciting. Seeing it cross the massive mountain meadows and chugging its way to the tops of the high-elevation passes was beautiful and nostalgic. As Deb and I raced the train to the top of the pass, we were astounded once again by the beauty of this area.

The next stop on our day-trip was to the oldest church in Colorado, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Conejos, Colorado. There were two particularly spectacular things about this church, other than its age.

First, the stained-glass windows were beautiful....

The second spectacular thing.......

ALERT! ALERT! If you're a devout Catholic or Christian, and you do not have a rather twisted sense of humor, please stop here - do not "Read More"

The second spectacular thing was the life-sized icons of Jesus and a Nun that they evidently use in religious processions. Deb and I were mesmerized by these, but in some sick rationale, decided that they looked like they were dancing!!!

We did not do the Watusi and the Jerk with them, and we do not have the photos to prove it. Suffice it to say, that we were doubled over with shameful laughter, and had to beat a hasty retreat, certain that we were going to be struck by lightening or perish in a fiery crash down a mountainside as we drove back to Chama. It was one of those "you had to be there" moments.

Actually, Jesus would forgive us. I hope that you can too...



1 comment:

  1. I don't think you had to be there to think that's hilarious. I sure did.