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  • St. Joseph Mission at Laguna, New Mexico
    St. Joseph Mission at Laguna, New Mexico
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  • A view of the lagoon and volcanic escarpment
    A view of the lagoon and volcanic...
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  • St. Joseph Mission in Laguna, NM
    St. Joseph Mission in Laguna, NM
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    Visit the Mission

    by atufft Written Oct 11, 2009

    No photo here, but believe me this place is worth the visit. As Fr. Larry Bernard will explain to you, the oldest part of the church is actually some rooms off to one side built beginning in 1699. Here, you will see an adoby hearth and doorway with wood hinged door. The church architecture is typical of mission architecture, with a wood altar made by Native American artists. Thus, elements of Christianity as told by the priest and Native American motifs are blended. The floor is adobe that needs to be renewed every several years in a time honored technique known only by the Indians. The ceiling has huge pine beams and a painted network of smaller branches, overwhich some 18" of earth is filled to form the roof. There's also an original buffalo skin painting on a wall.

    St. Joseph Mission in Laguna, NM
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    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture
    • Religious Travel

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    Route 66 Casino Buffet: Best Buffet in New Mexico

    by descant1 Written Aug 18, 2009

    50 Miles west of Albuquerque NM along I-40/ Route 66, stands a Hotel/ Casino in this Laguna Indian reservation site. It looks like the only building in this desert area. This facility is full of entertainment, from Kids Quest to KXX nightclub and of course the main thing is the Casino. Like most of the Hotel/Casino, it has a buffet which has a huge variety of selections like:

    Pacific Rim - Island fusion of different flavors from Sushi to noodles to fresh fish dishes.
    Mediterranean - Greek cuisine blending with Portuguese touch.
    International Grill - A combination of different grilling style, south-western BBQ to sizzling Carribean cuisine.
    Southwestern - wide array of chili infused dishes, very comforting.

    We dined on thursday which is their SEAFOOD NIGHT.
    The service is amazing, the servers are very attentive to your needs, non-stop soda and coffee fest.
    We pigged out with crab legs, I almost used a big deep plate for crab shells as my main plate, LOL.
    Save space for dessert which the portion is in perfect size and very appetizing.
    FOOD - Excellent
    PRICE - Very Affordable $ 19.95/ each
    SERVICE - Wonderful

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