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After judging our entire 5 month trip a success after the amazing Grand Canyon, we moved onto the native American reservation in Arizona. We stayed overnight at a late-19th century trading post at Cameron and experienced Navajo food including fry-bread: a thick pancake, that tasted like a doughnut and is smeared in butter and honey. Healthy!
... any other place AND you had to buy a ‘photo pass’ if wanted to take ANY pictures in the community. It almost felt like the town was trying to keep any non-Zunis from ever visiting.
We left Zuni kind of disappointed and went east to Ramah. It was a bit past lunch time so I wanted to stop at the only café in town, which did NOT look too good from the outside. However, I’ve eaten hamburgers in enough ‘little ...
... we are nearly done now’ all day long!
Finally at about 4.30 it was finished and we paid the bill and took off along Route 66! We would follow parts of Route 66 (now I40) all the way to Gallup. The wind was a constant battle as it buffeted the motorhome all the way and made driving for Elvis a little challenging. But the efforts were well worth it, the scenery was spectacular as ...
... rose from the valley floor ALMOST IN UNISON.
On our way to Gallup, we visited Shiprock, New Mexico.
Ship Rock itself lies beyond the town of the same name, a spectacular monolith
rising from the desert that has featured in many movies of the Wild West.
When we were in Shiprock, there was a huge Navajo festival in town.
From Gallup, we made a day trip to Canyon ...
... a place called Ganado & was a working trading post called the Hubbell Trading Post. Unfortunately, we didn't realise that the Navajo territory was practising daylight saving time so we arrived just as they were closing so camped on the corner just up the road. It was a bit confusing actually as it was only this one little pocket of Arizona that was using daylight saving
The scenery on the way here was beautiful & we were in real Indian country. ...