June 4 - by Katelyn
Today we went to Canyon De Chelly National Park and Navaho National Monument
Today I got up while Dad was driving. The first thing that we did was go to Four Corners National Monument. There, I touched Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico at the same time! Touching all four states was really exciting because you can't do that anywhere else in the United States.
When I got there I was really surprised because it was not as busy as I imagined it would be. I think that it gets a lot busier later in the year because that is when most people go on vacation. There was not much to do here except step into the four states, so after that we drove to Canyon De Chelly National Park. When we first got there we got our JR Ranger books (as usual.) Next I looked at the park brochure and learned some interesting facts. One fact is that the earliest people that lived here were here 2500 BC!
That is a really long time ago. Another fact that I learned is that the Indians that lived here were not permanently settled, because they kept moving in between places and every once in a while they would come back to Canyon De Chelly. Those are some of the facts that I learned in the brochure. After I finished my JR Ranger book and I finished reading the park brochure we went to 2 overlooks.
The overlooks are really pretty because the canyon looks really dry, but then the trees below it are really green. When I first looked out at the overlook, the first thing that I said was "this looks like a beautiful painting". At one of the two overlooks Madison got a really pretty necklace for 5 dollars at an Indian Jewelry Stand.
After we went to the overlooks we got our JR Ranger books checked. I did not like this JR Ranger book at all because it was very random and it made no sense. Then we drove to Navajo National Monument where we camped so we could see it in the morning.