Amazing Monument Valley

Trip Start Jan 27, 2010
Trip End Apr 28, 2010

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Hi Everyone, we left Kanab this morning and drove to Monument Valley in Utah. It was pretty chilly in Kanab this morning. Not much snow there but it was still cold. I've posted a photo of the pool that was at our hotel, I don't think anyone will be swimming in that any time soon!

We had a really scenic drive with lots of red hills and snow. The weather is fine but snow is forecast for places tomorrow. There isn't many people travelling on the road. The day was cloudy but we didn't need a jacket until we got to our hotel here in Kayenta which is just over the state border in Arizona, about 20 miles from the Monument Valley

It cost us $5 each to get into the Monument Valley and we drove along an extremely bumpy and in places wet and slippery 17 mile dirt track and we got great views of the rock formations called buttes and mesas. While we were driving through the valley we only saw one other car. There was snow in the valley and the soil is really red. There was one place on the track where we thought we might have gotten bogged so Alan drove through it fast, we got through okay but now there is red mud all over the car! The scenery was amazing and definently worth the drive out to see it. We got some fantastic photos.

Our Hotel in Kayenta is really good and has an Indian theme. The town is really small and other than hotels and service stations there isn't much else here. We went next door to our hotel and had burger king for dinner, there weren't many other choices. We have been able to use the free wi-fi at the hotels and its handy to book a hotel ahead and keep in touch.

Bye for now Dianne and Alan

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sis- deb on

wow, wow, wow, the red dirt reminds me of NT, gorgeous photos, they look like postcards. happy to see you both having a ball, and freezn lol. alls good back here, shane has a new car, as duz chris and chris buckley, and steven has a boat, jaydens got a ute, its all apnin! mum and dad are ok. love to you both xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

dianne.kennett on

Good to hear everything is okay, thanks for keeping us informed! We are having a great time, talk to you soon, Dianne and Alan

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