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This leg was more of the same. Lots of sand and some mountains. Rode through a Navajo Indian reservation and grabbed something to eat then headed out on the last part of the day a 150 mile trip to Farmington, NM.
... they were discovered in 1850).
In the whole Four Corners area, by about 1300 AD, most of the villages were abandoned, the result of drought, overpopulation or conflict.
The remaining Anasazi (now known as Hopi) still ocupy a reservation in northern Arizona.
Some of the houses on the reservation have been lived in since 1100 AD.
Using Farmington NM as a base, ...
... huge red Buttes of mountain. They have a track that runs about 17 miles around all the monuments and it was pretty rough in parts and funny watching people in little cars going over this rough road, obviously hire cars..But it was a fantastic road trip ..
After we left we headed to the dining room in the visitors centre and and had a lunch of Blue Indian flat bread ...
... was fresh and crisp. Really beautiful. Our ice has held up well in the cooler since leaving the oven that was Lubbock. Our lunch was nuts, fruit and some ice cold yogurt.
I didn't want to rush our time at Bandelier, but couldn't help but wonder if we would make it as far as I had hoped today because it was a really long drive. There was a great deal of time spent on winding mountain which made for slow progress. We passed through several Indian ...
... that we have arrived home safely. Like all good things, this trip must come to an end. Tomorrow we start the hammer down portion where we are just trying to make it to the FLA and there likely won't be any time or reason to take pictures. I must admit that at times, this blog felt a little like an anchor at the end of a long day but for the most part I have very much enjoyed sharing the experience with our ...