Cheryl and I walked over too off the beaten tourist path while in Chimayo. There was a woman taking care of some flowers at the cemetary and I asked her "about how old is the cemetary" and she replied about 100 years or more". I told her it was beautiful and she smiled and said, "some people don't like cemetaries because dead people scare them but dead people don't scare me...only the living people scare me"! We both chuckled and in a way, I couldn't agree with her more. The local folk were quite friendly and welcoming of tourists and eager to converse and ask where are you from. I would've loved to spend more time here but for sure I hope to come back and stay longer.