Spectacular Acoma Sky City
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July 28th, 2008 – by: eurowestgirl
The best landmark by far was Acoma Sky City. We got off I-40 and drove down a long stretch of two-lane road through the most majestic sights of huge huge mesas appearing to emerge from the ground in the middle of the road. It was absolutely spectacular drive.
We finally reached Acoma, which is considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America. Originally built for defense, Acoma Indians have lived on top of the sandstone bluff mesa for millennia.
We had no idea that you're not supposed to take pics of Sky City or any land on the reservation until we passed by a sign on the way from the city. By that time, we had taken several photos of the bluff and surrounding mesas. The visitor center had signs directed tourists to guided tours, but again, with Ema in the car, we couldn't actually stop and take advantage of any of the tourist stuff.
However, not being able to stop only made us promise again and again to return to New Mexico sans kitties to explore in greater depth.
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