NEW MEXICO is a wondrous place for a easterner. The landscape, the people, the animals, the art, all make it like no other place in this country. First settled by Spain in the 1600's, this was not a desolate, lifeless place. American Indians had been living here for thousands of years. The oldest continuous settlement in the America's is located at Acoma Pueblo, approximately 40 miles west of Albuquerque. Santa fe is about 60 miles north of Albuqerque and still feels spanish today. Look at these photos, I hope to go back.