Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Sacred Dirt

Santa Fe is the hub of Western New Age spiritual pursuits. Page after page in their newspapers advertise arcane services such as past-life regression, polarity balancing, taro readings, etc. Thousands flock to be part of the scene.

Chimayo is a small nearby village with a big reputation for its "healing dirt."

All day, every day, pilgrims come to this small church, making their way to a tiny 6' by 6' room and the hole at its center, containing a small pile of "holy dirt." Believers carry it away in plastic baggies, some actually ingesting it. Each morning, a fresh supply "appears" in the hole.

Are you skeptical? Not convinced by this display of abandoned crutches?


Blogger Kenny said...

Randy & Diana,

Sorry I used the comment section, but I couldn't find a way to send you a private message.

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4:38 PM  
Blogger Desert Diva said...

Hey, you're both still in the "Land of Enchantment." I love the pictures of Chimayo.

I'm leaving in another week or so - "little duties" to catch up on. I've decided to see several places in Utah and then head on to the Pacific Northwest.

It looks like you and Randy are having a fun and interesting time!

5:58 PM  
Anonymous high-plateau-drifter said...

Have you noticed whether the New Age beliefs are more popular with one sex than the other?

If possible, don't count someone who just got dragged into it by their other half. Of course, that would be hard to know.

8:15 AM  

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