Great summer we had, with seeing our first hot air balloon festival, a memorable drive to Denver, climbing the Great Sand Dunes, the gondola at Telluride, and Mitchell building his first full-sized boat “Girlfriend”.
We are back on the road again, after a 4.5 months in Colorado.
First on the agenda was a drive thru Monument Valley, famed in western movies galore. But before we even got there we stopped at Bluff at the Twin Rocks Café and got into the feel of the red rock formations of the area. Always so beautiful when the sun glows on it, each unique stone jutting out of the earth to tell its own story.
Much of our drive this day was thru Indian Reservations. That’s what they call it on the National Parks maps. Is that correct? We don’t say “Indian” in Canada anymore. We call them First Nations.
On the way up to Colorado in early June we stopped at Sunset Volcano and thoroughly enjoyed the visitor center there. With that under our belt, we stopped here just for the camping. Something familiar for our first night on the road, to get our feet wet, again.
We knew it would be a cold night for us in tents. At an elevation of 7,400 ft, we hit ½ degree above freezing. Amazingly, we were all quite cozy. In our tents, at least. The worst was the packing up camp in the morning, with freezing cold hands and a cold breakfast.
- Monument Valley – Behind the Scenes (nomadruss.me)
- And then the Morning… Monument Valley (nomadruss.me)
- 5 Famous Western Movie Locations (ustravel.answers.com)