The first half of the day was dedicated to writing blogs inside the van at a Walmart then posting them at a Mcdonalds. Where would we be without these two establishments?
This afternoon took us Southwest through Colorado and into Arizona. We hit up 2 spots on the way, Mesa Verde and Four Corners.
Mesa Verde is a National Park located in the four corner region of the country that has 600 cliff dwellings of the Ancestral pueblo people the Anasazi. They lived here between 550 to 1300. More people lived in this area back then, then do today. These dwellings are like mini pueblo cities, built in alcove of the mountains, and they’re totally amazing. Most of the tours were closed for the season. There was one available tour that went down into the Spruce tree house pueblo. Unfortunately for us there was only 3 tours that day during the off season and the one we were on included a middle school, a christen group, and a lot of families making the tour around 60 people. So the tour was stuffy and obnoxious. We didn’t last long. Just long enough to see this amazing place up close. After fleeing the tour we drove to the largest cliff dwelling in North America, and got to see it from the birds eye. Early Americans making big moves.
Four Corners is where the four states of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico meet. This roadside attraction is a strictly just a photo pop. There’s really nothing to it. Although it is kind of fun to step back and forth inside each state. Its located on Navajo land so there’s Native Americans selling goods there to the tourist. Look ma, I’m in all four states at the same time.
We drove south to Canyon De Chelly. We are in the Navajo Nation. That’s our home for the night.
Next Stop: Petrified Forest NP, AZ