There are many reasons New Mexico is the Land of Enchantment. Its abundance of UNESCO World Heritage sites is one of them.
It is one very prestigious list on which our state’s No. 1 ranking is a good thing.
This comes up because last summer my wife and I visited San Antonio, Texas, for the first time.
Our initial interest for traveling there was to see the Riverwalk. But, in the end, I was more intrigued by the city’s San Antonio Missions, a national historic park spread out over several miles. It includes the ruins of five Spanish churches and their fortress-like surroundings. The Alamo is one of them, but I found some of the other missions to be much more interesting.
Anyway, last summer, San Antonio was all abuzz because the missions trail had just been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.