Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 24 - Monument Valley, UT

The Millers at Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a Navajo park.  We drove out and paid our fee to get in.  You drive a 17 mile loop through the monuments on rough, dirt road.  We were ready in our Suzuki but did enjoy seeing a Cadillac sedan making the drive as well -- hope he made it!  Monument Valley is such a special place -- the monuments themselves are so beautiful and striking as they rise up out of the valley floor.  At every vista point, there are Navajo artists selling their wares -- mostly jewelry.  We bought a few things!

Monument ValleyWe had lunch and a brief siesta back at camp and then headed off for another drive.  We drove to Navajo National Monument -- another site of ancient pueblo people.  We stopped in the nearby town and got a new fuel filter for the motorhome.  We hiked a trail at Navajo where we could see one of the ruins, Betatakin.

Ruth and Greg hiking at Navajo National MonumentWhen we got back to camp, Greg changed the fuel filter in the FMC and then he and the kids went swimming again.  We had another thunderstorm -- this one pelted rain at Greg while he was working on the FMC.

Sunset at Monument Valley, UT

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