Just Arbitrary

Trip Start Feb 07, 2013
Trip End Mar 04, 2013

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Flag of United States  , New Mexico
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Going back a little ways... We left Farmington and headed toward the Four Corners. When we looked up how to get there and a little history about the sectioned land, we discovered that the pictures would be "arbitrary." The author of the article was clearly not very impressed with this national monument. This made us laugh the whole way! We just kept thinking, "Well, for a trip that is entirely arbitrary, I'm glad we're adding this to the list." When we got to the monument there were only two other groups of people there: an older couple and what I'm assuming was a European rock band. Two guys and a girl had matching outfits were taking some "cool" pose pictures for a good long while. I'm not sure why I get annoyed so easily by inconsiderate tourists, but I do. Even though it was really cold and pretty windy, the Four Corners was really neat. I bought a couple of bracelets from some native Navajo people. I'm glad to support the Navajo Nation.

Our next amazing view was of Monument Valley. Traveling down Hwy 160, we were able to drive right by some of the beautiful rock formations. They were all so individual. Each one has a name and a history, and the natives are proud to protect and honor each of the monuments. It's really moving. 

I'm going to end it here and let Grant tell you about the next couple of updates... he's a lot better with the Dinosaur/Science-y stuff. 
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The Old Man on

There have been arguments made by many people that the Four Corners Marker is in the wrong location by anywhere from 1,800 feet to 2.5 miles. However, the Supreme Court ruled that the marker's current location is accepted as the point where all four states meet.

I'm glad you made the effort to go there because it truly is out in the middle of nowhere.

Brenda Johnson on

Hi this is Corbyn,Hope you trip turns out well. Granndma read us all you posts,hope your scrapbook comes out good. Don't fall off a mountain. I love you Uncle Grant and Aunt Erica. From,,Corbyn

Brenda Johnson on

This is Caden, I hope you have a great trip. I'm helping grandma take care of Farley & Ruby. I hope you don't try to fly. It has snowed 8" and still snowing.Have you seen any snow? I can't wait to hear your next post. Two chickens was outside in tree and had snowballs on them. So we named one iceball & the other one chill. See you when you get home,Caden

GrannyRosa on

OH NO.....did you fall off into the canyon??? No post today & no comment from Grant regarding your last post...hope all's well? Maybe it's the time difference...it's still early out there....will check later.

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