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... cute, but he moved too fast for us to grab a picture. We were within 30 feet and that’s the closest any of us has ever been to a wild bear.
We checked into the Lodge, unpacked and settled in for the evening. The kids had borrowed Chess and Taboo games from the registration area, so Mac attempted to teach Cheryl chess. We’d be sleeping with the windows open, feeling the fresh mountain air. Happy dreams!
Tomorrow: Exploring Mesa Verde
... the four-cheese margarita - delish! Satisfied with our meal and our beverages, we made the quick 20-minute drive back to our campsite.
The next day, we headed straight to Mesa Verde National Park. Many of the ruins and roads in the park were still closed for winter, but we took in as much as we could. The ruins that we did see were easily the most impressive and well-preserved that we had seen in any other park ...
... wash and to clean it up. I then headed for a restaurant in Cortez called Pepperhead. They serve Southwestern cuisine. I ordered a combination platter with a relleno (a stuffed, breaded and fried pepper) and two cheese enchiladas. It wasn't nearly as hot as I was hoping from a place called Pepperhead. After dinner I headed back to my hotel for the ...
... years, both on top and in the rocks below. The were are farming people with the main crop being corn or maize. They moved down to the cliffs around 1100 and then abandoned them around 1300. Lots of speculation as to why, but most likely is they just grew in numbers as a people and and outstripped the resources available to them and were forced to move.
We began the day driving up to the Mesa. The drive from the park entrance to the Cliff Palace, which is ...
... become farmers on the Mesa Verde. Over the next 600
years they progressed from living in pit houses - hollows in the ground with 4
corner posts that supported the walls and roof, which were made from trees and
branches and covered in mud, - to stone built single storey houses, to stone
built multi story houses. Then around 1200 AD they moved off the flat Mesa and
started to live in cliff dwellings. Most of ...