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We left camp and took a slow, winding road through even more interesting country for about 60 miles to join up with Hwy 64 to Aztec. We did stop in Farmington (45,000 folks) for gas and groceries. Incidentally, we crossed the Continental Divide once at 7,332 feet above sea level. It snuck up on us, the altitude as we hadn't climbed much in the way of hills.
We are now at the San Juan County ...
... a casino.
Pic 32 - That's A Lot of Hay: This is just a small part of all the hay bales stacked here. Rows and rows of the stuff. Hey Deb, how long would this last H?
Pic 33 - Teriyaki: Teriyaki for dinner in Kirtland, NM! Come to papa!
Pic 34 - Wet: I managed to avoid the rain until almost the end but it got me eventually. This is the first hotel I saw and price wasn't bad so here I am in Farmington, NM tired but ready for ...
... the ruins are actually from the ancient Pueblo people (like those of Mesa Verde fame), since the Aztecs never made it within 1,000km of here...but hey, don't let the truth get in the way of a great story, right? The site was interesting, and included a reconstructed Great Kiva (like a spiritual hall), but compared to the ruins you see elsewhere in Central/South America, or even at Mesa Verde, it was pretty small.
[4,100 miles on the road]
... a rare example of surviving wood posts. Usually the organic materials deteriorate long before the site is discovered, but some wooden objects survive in this area because of the extremely dry climate.
The "great house" at Salmon ruins is very similar to the ones in Chaco Canyon and Aztec (below). The site originally had 150 rooms, mostly grouped in 4-room ...
... move until you walk the side trail." Finally she moved because she was really hot in the sun. When we got in the visitors center we got our junior ranger badge, and then walked back to the RV to eat lunch. Next we drove to a campsite by Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. It was about an hour, and 17 minutes. When we got to the campsite we swam in a really nice pool. It was really fun. Finally we ate dinner and went to bed. ...