Spectacular Acoma Sky City

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Heading towards Acoma Sky City. We thought the village was on top of this humongous mesa.
After the hike, we stopped off at Whole Foods to grab some fruit, lemonade, and sushi for the drive to Arizona. We got back to the hotel, packed up, and started on the road around 1 PM, expecting to make it to Sedona in 5 hours. And of course, we took longer than that, stretching the drive to 7 hours by stopping at more landmarks on Route 66.

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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Heading towards Acoma Sky City. We…
Heading towards Acoma Sky City. W…
It was like something out of a sci…
It was like something out of a sc…
At the Acoma Sky City visitor cent…
At the Acoma Sky City visitor cen…
The village on top of the mesa.
The village on top of the mesa.
We took another scenic route to re…
We took another scenic route to r…
My view of New Mexico from the pas…
My view of New Mexico from the pa…
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