Retro Inn At Mesa Verde
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Crikey, it's Sunday, day eight of our trip. A relaxing start this morning before heading up to the Mese Verde National Park, the park gate being about 25 minutes from our motel. From the park entrance we had to drive 18 miles through the park on winding roads cut into the hillside. We had had a lot of rain overnight and it was still raining a bit …
Taking it a lot easier today. Unfortunately we had no wi-fi, cell data or voice coverage this morning. It may have been due to last night's storms and the skies were still really dark. The roads were completely empty as we made our way towards the Four Corners and it rained hard several times. After about an hour we tipped the other side of a ridge …
... win the cost of the room but no...never mind we had fun playing. ( it might have helped if we knew what we were doing!) It was quite an eventful day, although we did lots of driving we saw some amazing sights on the way and had our lunch in the best spot ever. The highlight of today was the Indian event, we are so pleased we did not miss ...
... Hogan is a native shelter. Conical "male" ones are moved around; round "female" ones are more permanent, made of mud with wooden frames. They also have a smaller dry sauna, heated with hot rocks, that cleans by sweating but no water.
Also saw two areas with holes in the roof and arches, one called the "Sun's Eye" and another "The Moccasin".
Back at the Visitor Centre, good exhibition on the Navajo Code Talkers of WW2.
... sorry Maw.
From there we stumbled on the Cameron Trading Post, built in the 1920s as an inn, but you gotta see this place. I was about to swear it was another tourist trap, but it was more than that. Had a lot of very impressive indian art, scuptures, intricate weavings etc, and we would love to have had if we had a house, or at least a place to put these knick knacks. We goofed around there for awhile and talked to the "natives".