"In the shadows of the Salinas Valley pueblo ruins are faint echoes of the communities that lived there 300 years ago." (from the Salinas Pueblo Missions brochure in the Visitors Center). On Saturday, March 13th friends of ours, Jim, and I as well as Maggi our dog (on a leash) visited the Quarai and Abó ruins, and like our visit to Pecos Historical National Park awhile ago, came away with more knowledge of the ancient history of New Mexico. It was a perfect day with temperate temperatures and lots of sunshine. Our picnic lunch under a huge Cottonwood tree was also perfect.