today we headed for a small town called Moab in Utah to see the Arches National Park. It houses over 2000 naturally formed sandstone arches as well as increadible balancing rocks from centuries of erosion
. We walked and climbed cliffs we never thought we could do and the view SPECTACULAR. So many photos, couldn't stop. we actually got our photo taken by Mark Zuckerberg. I had no idea who he was, he just seemed to be a nice young fellow with his Asian girlfriend and I asked him if he would mind taking our photo. He said not at all and proceeded to place us in a good photo spot. Gary, knew who he was straight away and could not contain himself " don't I know you and shouldn't we be taking your photo." Mark just gave an "oh no" sort of laugh and they walked off. I said to Gary,"I was just about to start up a conversation with them, like where do you know him from" He then told me who he was. We are off to see another National Park tomorrow and check out this lovely little town.
The past few days have been awesome, travelled into 4 states. Called the four corners where Colorado,Utah, Arazona and New Mexico meet. The only place in USA where this happens and it is in Navajo country, so visited the site and had the mandatory photo taken. Where do I start, this part of the country has so much to offer. We visited the Messa Verde National Park where Ancestral Puebloans lived in complex cliff dwellings, similar to appartment living of today, going back to AD1100. Also visited Hoovenweep monuments which housed more Puebloans, in total about 50,000 lived, farmed and traded in the area. Their decendants are the Ute people as well as the Navajo and many other indigenous nations. We also visited the Valley of the Monuments, John Wayne movie country, it was so good, bought back all the memories of those old westerns.