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Navajo County

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  • Day274

    Oljato-Monument Valley, USA

    October 2, 2017 in the United States

    Auf unserem Weg Richtung Grand Canyon statten wir dem Monument Valley einen kurzen Besuch ab. Wir fühlten uns wie im wilden Westen🤠. Anschliessend beendeten wir den Tag mit einem Abstecher zum Horseshoe, einer besonderen Biegung des Colorado Rivers.🌊

  • Day23

    Wildcat Trail

    January 9 in the United States

    This morning Ollie, Steve, Dad, and I went for a walk on the Wildcat Trail around the West Mitten. We were accompanied by a dog that we called Buster. He was like a guide dog that came with us from his shoe, all the way around the West Mitten and then back to his shoe, waiting for the next group to go on that walk.

  • Day66


    November 2, 2017 in the United States

    It is November 2nd and we have started to head back towards the East. We all (Tarjei, I, Jabba & Boots) have adapted to the gypsy rhythm of packing up every few days, hopping into the car, and driving for 5 - 10 hours, then making camp (or checking into a hotel or BnB) for a day or a few days.

    When we drive, the dogs snooze in the back of the station wagon while Tarjei and I sit up front. The dogs appear perfectly happy to be along with us — providing we stop every few hours for them to jump out, sniff around, and of course heed nature’s call (whether Nature is calling them to pee/poop, or run after a cottontail rabbit which are abundant around here).

    Tarjei usually drives —because he likes to drive and I like to sleep. He is the world’s worst passenger — jumpy, white-knuckled, constantly pointing out the obvious traffic hazards (“Watch for the red truck pulling out ahead”. “That light is going to change color Soon! Look out!”). He is unable to sleep in the passenger seat, even if he is exhausted. The ONLY time that he slept there in last 14,600 km was when I was driving and pulled up to a road construction site in the Rockies. “Sorry, Ma’am, it’s gonna be 15 minutes before you can drive — might as well just sit tight!” I turned off the ignition and — presto, Tarjei was asleep. He awoke immediately when I started the car as they reopened that stretch of road.

    While we drive, if I am not sleeping, we watch the scenery — very different from home. We often talk or drink coffee or consult the map to plan the next part of the journey. Sometimes we listen to music that Tarjei has downloaded from Spotify — classical or road songs or Leonard Cohen. In Canada we often listened to CBC, but in the USA we usually cannot find NPR. Lately I have been downloading Audiobooks — currently we are bouncing between SAPIENS by Yuval Harare (history of humankind — brilliant) and DEATH OF A DUSTMAN by M. C. Beaton — (Scottish Highlands mystery — brilliant but in a different way entirely). I wish I had written either of them.

    After driving we try to go for a long walk, and if possible I swim— either at the hotel or the local community pool. It keeps us from seizing up.

    I like this routine and will miss it when we get home.

    So over the last few days we have explored Flagstaff Arizona (beautiful high elevation university town), hiked the South Rim of the Grand Canyon (dogs are not allowed below the rim), travelled to Santa Fe New Mexico (every building adobe in soft pink, coral, gold, or shades in between), and then visited Los Alamos (where the atomic bomb was developed). We have eaten lots of Southwest food — chili, tortillas, corn, squash, and beans enough to make us roll down windows as we drive.

    Now we are going South to visit Roswell for another type of “Scientific” discovery — the UFO Center.

    PS. Nov 3 today. We spent last night at a very tiny Air BnB — about 4X5 meters, in a tiny New Mexico village. We made spaghetti and drank red wine. It was lovely. Picture below.
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  • Day19

    Simple Entry, Simple Day

    September 21, 2016 in the United States

    Some days, you just don't feel like writing paragraphs about. Some days can be summed up with experiences. That's today.

    We made it Arizona! Today was filled with desert driving, a ridiculous amount of "trading posts" (souvenir shops on reservations) and abandoned towns, gas stations or shops. The drive was beautiful.

    What we did for the better part of the day? We drove through, and walked through, the Petrified Forest National Park. This was my first glimpse of these beautiful, colorful rock formations with layers of color, in the "painted desert". We learned all about Petrified wood, which is basically wood from millions of years ago, having been moved by water ways and barrier, now uncovered have slowly transformed into rock. Gems inside beautiful rock logs, in the shapes of tree trunks. I never knew something like this existed, but very, very cool.

    We ended the night visiting Winslow, a cute little town that decided to create Standin' on a Corner, "a public park, commemorating the song "Take It Easy", written by Jackson Browne and the late Glenn Frey, and most famously recorded by the Eagles" (thank you Wikipedia).

    It must be added, that we've met great people along the way. Locals on 66 are generally incredibly friendly, but the tourists along the route are also incredible lyrics friendly. We've met an incredible amount of butch looking bikers who were friendly, and chatty, who offered to take pictures of us, who asked for pictures in return. Being in a country were the language is familiar, and communication is easy (compared to Ethiopia), working on my socializing skills has been a good challenge. I can't say I'm any more willing to approach strangers for a chat, but I'm trying!
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  • Day7

    Monument Valley

    May 19, 2016 in the United States

    Wer kennt es nicht? Jetzt war ich auch Mal da!

    Erst gings zu Fuß um den West Mitten Butte (ca. 2h) und danach mit dem Auto noch weiters durchs Monument Valley.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Navajo County, ናቫሖ ካውንቲ፥ አሪዞና, مقاطعة نافاهو, Навахо, নাবাজো কাউন্টি, Comtat de Navajo, Condado de Navajo, Navajo konderria, شهرستان ناواهو، آریزونا, Navajon piirikunta, Comté de Navajo, Navajo, okrug, Navajo megye, Նավաջո շրջան, Contea di Navajo, ナヴァホ郡, Navajo Kūn, Hrabstwo Navajo, نواجو کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Navajo, Округ Навахо, Navajo Kontluğu, ناواجو کاؤنٹی، ایریزونا, Quận Navajo, Condado han Navajo, 納瓦霍縣

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