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... often well beyond the reality. But here... well, here you can stand in childish, slack-jawed amazement on the edge of a precipice and not feel embarrassed by your welling enthusiasm in the least.
The US National Park Service is a national treasure. It does a sterling job of balancing the stress of thousands of visitors with preservation of the parks. One of the facilities it provides is an excellent information centre for each of its parks. We always visit them ...
Three things stand out about this day. One is that after leaving Tucson, we got past Phoenix and hit the pretty little town of Cave Creek. Both Sam and I had a good reason for coming to the place. "True West Magazine" has its headquarters right there, and Sam had her eye on a geocache hidden behind the offices. A very nice lady helped us to find it, and give me a couple of free copies of the magazine (Score!) She also arranged for Bob Boze Bell, owner, editor ...
... but more of old DD later.
Spotting a sign outside the 'shop' for information, we went in.
Nothing could prepare you for this sort of thing. Nothing.
From the signs outside to the utter mess inside, this was an Emporium to be treasured and stuffed FULL of treasures, many of them circa 1937, or therabouts.
But they paled into insignificance when we met the man.
Bearded, bent, possibly only in his mid 50s, in a great Hawaiin shirt with the ...
... here are the Stats as of 5/2/2014:
Rivers Crossed - 21
Bathroom Stops - 12
Sandwiches Eaten - 30
Toddler Tantrums - 3 *** Several others in the hotel room...
Meals in Van - 5
Gas Stops - 7
Dr. Peppers - 8
States 8 (IL, IA, NE, WY, CO, UT, NM, AZ)
Restaurant Meals - 2
Loads of Laundry - 6
Meals Cooked in Hotel - 3
Total Miles, Gallons, Avg MPG -1,928.40, 115.903, 16.63
... We found another "Primitive" road across from the viewing area and drove down for a way and stopped when it came to the base of one of the crater sides up close.
We continued up the road and then ran into the second half of the park which is the Wupatka National Monument. If felt like we were in another area as we went from 7000 ft to 4200 and when we got to the Wukoki Pueblo you were so far down in the valley you couldn't even see the mountains. ...