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Navajo County

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  • Day81

    Monument Valley Tour - Part 1

    May 10 in the United States

    Signed up at the blue kiosk by the visitor centre for the 2 1/2 hour cultural and Lower Monument Valley tour. Our vehicle was a pickup front with 3 rows of seats high up and open at the back. Larry our Navajo driver and tour guide was brilliant, he grew up in Monument Valley and some of his family still live here. Larry stopped at scenic views telling us the names of the rock formations and also added interesting stories about the Navajo Nation and their way of life past and present. John Wayne Point was one of our stops, John Ford’s film Stagecoach with John Wayne was the first of many films made here. Our stops were at rock formations called The Chief and The Dragon. Along the route there are touristy shops and stalls selling Navajo crafts and jewellery. The Navajos originally came to this area from Alaska and Canada.Read more

  • Day81

    Monument Valley Tour - Part 2

    May 10 in the United States

    Part of the tour is a visit to a Navajo Hogan, there are male (ceremonial) and female (family homes) hogans and the doors always face east. The small hogan behind the female one is a sweat lodge. Inside we were shown how sheeps wool was cleaned and spun, it was amazing how long the yarn was from a small piece of wool. Also on display were other Navajo artefacts, some of which are still in use today. The tiny settlement is still inhabited and they bring water in from Goulding’s where we’re staying. The only spring in Monument Valley is used for livestock, sheep, cattle and horses. We’ve been looking for an authentic dream catcher and found one here !!Read more

  • Day80

    Wildcat Trail - Monument Valley

    May 9 in the United States

    4 mile hike round West Mitten Butte, may not sound far, but it was down and back up a very steep red sandy trail with temperatures in the 90Fs. It was roasting, although we had some cloud cover round the back of the Butte where we had our picnic.
    Fantastic hike though, lots of plants, some in bloom with lovely scents (salt cedar). Also saw interestingly shaped trees, lizards 🦎 and a few horses, one with a foal. Then there’s the scenery, sandstone towers and cliffs rising from the desert all around us. Wonderful hike definitely worth the pain from the heat ☀️.Read more

  • Day81

    Monument Valley Tour - Part 3

    May 10 in the United States

    Last leg of the tour is into places only local guides can take you. Here we saw Sun Eye a hole in the roof of a huge cavelike structure in the sandstone rock. Petroglyphs by the Anasazi about 1000 years old depict an antelope hunt. Ear of the Wind Arch was another highlight. A stop on the way back at a great viewpoint for the Totem Pole sandstone spire and a photo opportunity with the Navajo Flag.
    Brilliant tour, brilliant guide on bumpy dirt roads with the wind blowing a hooley covering us in red dust. Perhaps that’s why they were call red indians !!!!
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  • Day27

    Monument Valley

    June 10 in the United States

    Just on the Utah/Arizona valley, an area of vast sandstone buttes. Ann was very disappointed that I had failed to book the nearby Tipis for our stay...NOT.

  • Day65

    DRIVING BACK EAST

    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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  • Day18

    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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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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