Monday, September 15, 2008

Vacation, Day 5

On day 5 we left Phoeniz and drove to Camp Verde to see Montezuma Castle National Monument.
For some reason we look like we are leaning in this photo! But it shows how high up the dwelling really is. The people who lived here had to carry the animals (including deer) up ladders. They would eat what they could for that day and the rest was dried for jerky. It was built by women since the men would have needed to keep hunting.


Here is a model of what the interior looks like. People were able to tour the site until 1951.

I am so proud of my JUNIOR RANGER!!!

Next we drove to Sedona. It was soooo beautiful. We just keep saying WOW.





We hiked down to the river - I had to get in and cool off my toes a bit and I could do that since I was wearing my beloved Chacos!


After our hike we went out to a gallery and then out for dinner at a Mexican restaurant. I was a bad blogger and didn't get a picture of the lovely lit patio on which we dined. It was a wonderful evening.



My only complaint about Sedona was the folks hitting us up for time shares. LEAVE US ALONE!!!! NO we don't want to take time out of our VACATION and drive somewhere and listen to a seminar for who knows how long. ENOUGH, I SAY!

This night we bunked at the Days Inn in Flagstaff. Clean and cheap and a good place to crash. Free breakfast, too. It did everything we needed it to do for $48.88.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

Beautiful!

Vivian M said...

Sounds like a beautiful vacation so far to me!

Greg's Wife said...

Gorgeous pics, Love the shot of Lee in that hat, Greg and I both bought Chacos years ago and we both dislike them. How did you get past those nubby things pressing in to your feet? Do you get used to it after a while? Maybe I should pull mine out and give them another try...

Lynn said...

Looks like lots of fun. Great pictures. Aunt Lynn

Tracy said...

Those pictures are amazing. I love it out west - God's country!

Cora said...

we took a trip to AZ in April and we loved it. Love the pictures, we can't wait to go back someday.
Cora

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Sounds like a grand adventure... Mike and I just saw the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde in Colorado... oh it was amazing to walk right next to them... I was in AZ briefly... stood on the 4 corners...
Some of my pics of Mesa Verde are at http://snappyadventures.blogspot.com

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