Yesterday, the other 32 tour members and I spent most of the day visiting the Sky City of Acoma. Acoma Pueblo has been populated since the 12th century, making it one of the longest continuously inhabited villages in the United States. It sits atop a 357-foot-high (109 meters) mesa that offers spectacular views of the surrounding plains, mesas, and mountains. But the town itself proves just as fascinating. We wandered among the houses, which have no running water and no publicly provided electricity (some homes do have generators). We visited the impressive San Esteban del Rey Mission Church. And we learned about the history of the Acoma people from our excellent tour guide, Robert. The Acoma continue to produce exquisite pottery, and several artists had their wares displayed for our enjoyment (and their deserved enrichment).
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