Camp Vincent 2016 Diary | Day One – New Mexico’s Salinas Pueblo Missions

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Camp Vincent 2016 officially got underway yesterday with an awe inspiring road trip out to the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument visiting the the ruins of Quarai and Abo, two abandoned 17th century sites some two hour drive from Albuquerque, where the separate worlds of Spanish colonials and indigenous Pueblo Indians collided.

We were also blessed to have join us for the day members of the Price family – Vincent Price’s son Barrett, the Albuquerque poet, environmentalist and teacher who acted as our guide, his talented artist wife Rini, and Barrett’s son Jody and his wife Amy.

salinas pueblo missions monument

salinas pueblo missions monument

salinas pueblo missions monument

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Special thanks goes out to Victoria, who gracefully piloted our 12-seater Sprinter through rain, fog and rainbows to the remote locale.

Dinner at the Range Cafe back in Albuquerque and a lovely gift of a book of poetry from Barrett and Rini capped off a most memorable day for all of us. Roll on day two.

Rini and Barrett Price

Range Cafe Albuquerque

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