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Today we visited Mesa Verde National Park. This is the place where there are numerous cliff dwellings left by the Anasazi people over 800 years ago. It was hot! We did some walking to see the cliff dwellings, and we did about 70% of the park. For the first time on the trip there were bear warnings, and of course you know that Liz then wanted to see a bear (from ...
... House" as it looks over the canyon below and has a balcony on the front. To get into this place, we hiked down a trail and then had to climb a 32 foot ladder to enter it. The ladder went straight up the cliff face with no railing or safety net. Once inside, we had to climb though a couple of tunnels to get from one part to another.
The kids enjoyed the tours and climbing ...
... We decided then and there to head directly to Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, and that turned out to be a very good move.
Mesa Verde is unlike any other national park that we have visited. Although it abounds in natural beauty, the park celebrates not nature but rather human culture; in fact UNESCO has designated it a World Heritage Site. This mesa atop the Colorado Plateau is greener than its surroundings because ...
... and get some great scenic pictures, and a little bit of rain provided a much needed wash for Chelsea and Brandon's car.
We had just enough time to go to a local restaurant and Brewery after checking into our little hotel, and again ate some awesome food, and had some awesome local beers.
Not much else to update on since today was just a driving day and the tourist-y stuff resumes tomorrow. But here is a recap:
So far we have been ...
Day Five -- relaxing on the ranch
Well, it looks like we'll be saving Mesa Verde for another trip. We were all so happy relaxing, hiking, birding, reading, and napping at the ranch that we didn't want to get into the car to drive anywhere today. We aren't much for following an itinerary every single day so this was a nice day to kick back and enjoy even though I ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting