Today was an easy day with a couple hours set aside to explore Puente la Reina. As we walked along a side street I caught the unmistakable smell of roasting chile.
This is something so typical of New Mexico in August or early September. I followed my nose to find an outdoor market where women were peeling red chile and a guy was roasting them. There were even chile ristras hanging on walls.
We walked on out of the town and looked back at the medieval bridge that gives the town its name.
After leaving the town we had a long steep climb and finally a descent through farmland and vineyards towards the hilltop village of Cirauqui.
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