Sunday, October 22, 2006

Adventures in Albuquerque Part 3

While in town, we got to have lunch with Joshua's youth pastor and his family, the Bookers. We had a wonderful New Mexican meal with our new favorites: Carne Adovada and sopapillas. We spent a few hours talking and laughing while Dave and Joshua reminisced.
We also took a trip to the capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe. Even Uncle Larry joined in the fun for this day. Our favorite site was the historic Loretto Chapel where a mysterious staircase was built without any nails or support.
Originally there was no railing, but the nuns who used the staircase were too frightened without it! The story goes that a carpenter showed up shortly after the nuns prayed for someone who could build them a staircase to get to the choir loft of the chapel. After he finished, the carpenter dissappeared, never to be heard from again.
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7 comments:

Tara said...

Despite all of the cancelled ballooning, sounds like you guys had a great time. I hope you won't be all vacationed out before you even get here!

Joshua said...

I highly doubt that we'll be vacationed out when we get to NC. We're vacationing pros. Make sure you're rested up and have a good pair of sneakers when we arrive at your door next month, Tara.

Tara said...

Why do I need good sneakers? Are we going hiking or something? It's very cold here...

Rachel said...

Sopapilla is popular here too. I had never heard of it, and I still haven't tried it.

Erin said...

Ohhh Rach ... you are missing out! It's kind of like an air-filled tortilla that you fill with honey. Delicious!

jay said...

That staircase is awesome. What a crazy story that is...

jenna said...

i actually saw a pbs (or some other program) special on that staircase a while ago..that's really cool you got to see it in person!