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The drive home from Denver was easy and uneventful. We have never seen this little snow at the top of Wolf Creek Pass this time of year. Our house weathered fine and was not as dusty as expected.
Big ups to Mike, Mike, Eden, Kerri and Beka for helping with the house and animals and making this ...
... well as roasted in the shell and salted. I bought a package of each. The packages were just a couple ounces each and cost $5, which seemed high to me but I have rarely seen them for sale so I couldn't really comparison shop. The raw shelled nuts were OK but bland. The roasted, salted nuts were tastier but the shells weren't very pleasant to chew.
I continued past Aztec, NM to Bloomfield, NM and found a hotel room for the night.
... which was excavated by the archaeologist Earl Morris in the 1920s. Once he had determined how the building must have looked originally, he decided to reconstruct it in the '30s. The internal construction of one of the pillars is left open to show how they were built of alternating layers of wood and stone.
After leaving Aztec I took the long way around to Chinle, AZ ...
... saw a marmot! He ran across the road and hid in some grass at the side. As we neared the end of the road and the highway, my dad started driving again. We crossed a small stream by driving through the stream instead of using the bridge, and started driving back to Ouray. I was so happy to have gotten to drive on the awesome Ophir Pass road!!
After finishing Ophir, we still had enough time for ...
... a thousand-year-old settlement of ancestral Pueblo people; some of the ruins are on the valley floor and more of the ruins are built along the cliff walls. As we started the trail, we noticed a woman selling bread off to the side of the trail. She had just baked the bread in the “orno” and it was still ...
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