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On the Santa Fe Trail
There is one historic place in New Mexico that I return to again and again. It is the ruined pueblo and Spanish mission of Pecos in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristos, 25 miles east of Santa Fe.
I have been there at all seasons of the year and in every kind of weather. No visit is ever quite the same.
Once on Christmas Eve, many years ago, I attended a wedding in the old, roofless church. Friends from Santa Fe brought a justice of the peace and had him perform the ceremony from the adobe platform that has one held a stone altar.