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Trip

Pat Smith and Charlene Mullihan just returned from an eight-day bus trip to New Mexico. They traveled down and back on Amtrak out of Kansas City. The things they saw while there included the Turquoise Museum; Old Town Albuquerque; Indian Pueblo Cultural Center; a tour of Acoma, Sky City; a pueblo town on top of a mesa and Petroglyphs National Park; a guided tour of Santa Fe, including the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, and the Loretto Chapel, with its amazing spiral staircase made out of wood; Bandelier National Monument, a park with cliff dwellings and foundations of pueblos; Los Alamos, where the atomic bomb was built; Santario de Chamayo Chapel, with its healing powers and the Georgia O’Keeffe Art Museum. It was a wonderful trip of learning the history of the Southwest, making new friends and eating some delicious food at some unique places.

Donna’s Thought for the Day

“Teachers enter the door, but you must enter by yourself.”

(To report Collins news, please call Donna Hampton at 641-385-2170 or email her at dhampton57@iowatelecom.net.)

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