American Holiday Mesa Verde Inn Cortez
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... straight up to the floor of the house and anyone who knows me
knows that this must be one special house for me to climb this ladder…..plus
two shorter ladders to get out. I did it!!! Rusty was so encouraging, coming up
behind me telling me “I can do it” “just 6 more steps” “grab the hand rail” I
didn’t have to look up or down once, just straight ahead thanks to him. Yes it
was worth it.
We also did a ...
... and a half overlooking these ruins and took 83 trillion pictures.
I was really interested in seeing the Navajo Code Talkers Monument that was so instrumental in helping win WWII, since no once could break their language. It's a fascinating and important part of our history, and since I love all this military history thought this would be really great. Guess what....it was a wall plaque at McDonalds in Kayenta. ****. I'd throw a fit if I were a Navajo.
An early start today. An hour into our drive, as we wound through the mountains there was light on the horizon, and shortly after 7am we found ourselves driving directly into the rising sun. THAT hasn't happened for me in a while (see photo as proof).
Pagosa Springs, Colorado is a really small town located on the western slopes of the continental divide, at 7000 feet above sea level. Much of its businesses spread outside of the ...
... dried out meat like I did. We talked a couple of minutes and they said they were out exploring national monuments for a month or two depending on how long their money held out.
I made it to the Arches National Park at about the hottest part of the day. Let there be no mistake, this is desert country. So far, I have seen no wildlife but today that changed because I saw the weirdest little critter. It looked like a cross between a shrew ...
... across the street. Getting some food in the kids seemed to help their mood. It was not an unpleasant day, and very comfortable in the shade, but hiking up and down to the dwellings , the bright sun, and altitude seemed to zap their energy. We are all drinking a ton of water.
We decided to take a break to avoid the noonday sun and head back to the hotel room for some naps. By 4:00 we were back on the road, visiting ...