United States 23 May: Santa Fe, New Mexico - Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

From St Francis Cathedral to Nature's Cathedral

Santa Fe Hilton by the Plaza was kind enough to provide accommodations to our entire team. We really enjoyed our stay at this beautiful hotel. Tonya was our kind host and we learned that the Hilton in Santa Fe is on the register of historic hotels, one of 35 throughout all of the US.

We were inspired by the statue of the first Native American woman elevated to Sainthood.

Our host Sunamita gave us a personal tour of Santa Fe including the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Our French runner Pierre appreciates local chili peppers

The womens team was first to run on our way out of Santa Fe today. Oliveria from Mexico enjoys her first miles on her Birthday.

We were surrounded by breathtaking views of New Mexico's natural beauty including lakes, cliffs and amazing colorscapes.

Rupasi's first day out running, grateful to be back on the road with the team carrying the Peace Torch.

Harita joins the team after a short time away, we are happy to have her back. Her enthusiasm and leadership always set a great example.

Boys and their toys.

The team is joined by the Sri Chimnoy Marathon Team director Bipin. Welcome to this seasoned runner.

Ashirvad from Brazil also joined the run today. We are glad to have him.

An enthusiastic cyclist we met along the way was excited to hold the torch.

The altitude air was thin but Homagni continued the climb with unfailing determination.

We always seem to find the Peace Road, even at almost 8000 feet

A highlight of the day was visiting the Echo Amphitheater as we neared our accommodations for the night in Chama.

The Echo Amphitheater is truly a wonder of nature.

Che Johnston, owner of the High Country Restaurant kindly offered meals and exceptional goodwill and kindness to us. Sadly he left before we took the picture, but we sang the Peace Run song to his family and staff. Thank you again Che and all your staff, family and friends. You are an excellent example of American hospitality and friendship.