Entry to Church Street Cafe
We crossed the Rio Grande and headed north through Corrales and Rio Rancho to Bernalillo. One of the best secrets of Bernalillo is the Coronado State Historic Site. This is an old pueblo, one that was "visited" (read occupied) by Coronado's expedition. Its Tiwa-speaking descendents now live in nearby Santa Ana and Sandia pueblos.
One of the great things about this site is the salvaged murals from a kiva, and the reproduced ones in an elevated square kiva (up a ladder, down a ladder - tours with a guide only & no photos). There's a great view of the Rio Grande & Sandia Mountains.
Sandra's concerned about the ladder
Laundry done and getting ready for Chaco in the AM.