May 27, 2014 Live from the road

San Juan Pueblo, NM - Pagosa Springs, CO

Reported by Antara-Prabhat Kalajian, Arpan DeAngelo 98.0 mi

Peter Ives, Mayor Pro Tem of Santa Fe, reads out a proclamation declaring Santa Fe a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Capital City.

Sunamita says she wishes she could take this plaque home with her but it will remain in City Hall for all to see

Mayor Pro Tem Ives accepts a painting for World-Harmony by Sri Chinmoy

With the inspiration of Mayor Pro-Tem Peter Ives' kind words, the first team prepares to start running for the day.

After the wonderful meeting at City Hall the women's team headed back to the lovely Santa Fe Sage Inn where we stayed last night. This beautiful Inn proudly took a step for world peace today by becoming a Sri Chinmoy Peace-Blossom Inn.

On the road again we run past the Echo Amphitheater which is a natural cave formation from millions of years of underwater erosion.

The incredible acoustics from inside the dome attract many people who pass by this huge natural wonder.

Sandro enjoys the dry vastness of northern New Mexico and the wonderful scents of sage, juniper and pine.

Antara-Prabhat is getting warmed up.

Now he is really on the move.

Arpan finishes an inspiring run.

John, all the way from Santa Fe, stopped along the way to hold the torch and make a wish for peace

The pride of the Peace Run

A car full of enthusiastic travellers stops to offer their kind wishes for peace.

Spiderman drops in to get a donut and make a wish for peace.

Pranlobha moving quite well in this scenic environment.

We were very happy to make a new friend, Andrea, who offered us much encouragement and support for our journey!

Harita starts her run smiling.

The Continental Divide is where the rain drains either east to the Atlantic Ocean or west to the Pacific Ocean.

Two friendly locals stop to hold the torch with Harita.

Gautami and her team finally get the torch in the afternoon.

Suhasini and Anna run together past some spectacular scenery.

Chimney Rock is one of the amazing formations we passed today.

Gautami is on the move.

Anna and Gautami are elated to finally reach colorful Colorado.

A friendly local stops to share the torc It's as if she is saying, "What else could I do but stop to find out what's going on and to hold this wonderful torch, a symbol of peace and light."

More friendly locals.

Indonesia and Russia run together.

Travellers who wanted to share the torch with us at the Pagosa Springs Spa.

Two of the friendly employees who allowed us to soak in the healing sulphur springs.

The Springs Resort has beautiful features.

The natural sulphur springs are very hot and next to an icy cold San Juan River.

Three Monkeys: See, Hear, Speak no evil, enjoying the springs waterfall

Peter happened to meet us in Pagosa Springs this evening and delighted us all by recognizing Sri Chinmoy's photo on the side of our R.V. He also offered us a kind and unexpected donation, reflecting his exemplary kindness and friendship.

One of the fantastic vistas of today's run

Bashata enjoys the scenery on her run

These friendly folks met us at the hot tubs and wanted to hold the torch as they offer their goodwill for peace

Harita takes a photo of the women's team with one of the kind employess at the Springs.

Anna from Russia meets Anna from Ukraine at the Springs Resort while other employess kindly share the torch

The women's team is grateful for their refreshing dip in the natural hot springs.

We are extremely grateful to France Kudelski, owner of High Country Lodge in Pagosa Springs, for offering three very comfortable rooms in her beautiful hotel for some of our team members.

We usually cook our own meals which most of the time turn out to be quite tasty. Sarvodaya(Ukraine) and Dennis(Luxembourg) made some angel hair pasta and homemade Pesto sauce.

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Torch carried by
Anna Khimchinskaia (Russia), Antara-Prabhat Kalajian (United States), Arpan DeAngelo (United States), Bashata Cimesa (Serbia), Chetana Hein (United States), Dennis Gribok (Luxembourg), Gautami Sýkorová (Slovakia), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Homagni Baptista (Australia), Manoshri Sykorova (Slovakia), Sandro Zincarini (Italy), Sarvodaya Grygoryivskyy (Ukraine), Suhasini Septiarini (Indonesia), Vera Sevastiyanova (Russia).  
Arpan DeAngelo, Bashata Cimesa, Dennis Gribok, Harita Davies, Sandro Zincarini
The torch has travelled 98.0 mi from San Juan Pueblo, NM to Pagosa Springs, CO.

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