Friday, April 10, 2009

April 10

After a last good-bye to Grand Canyon, Day Two saw us heading to Winslow, stopping to enjoy the many National Parks and Monuments on the way.

Wupatki National Monument features the remains of a large pueblo built early in the last millennium.

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is the closest I've ever come to a recently-erupted volcano. OK, so it last spewed 900 years ago, but the lava's still there. Very impressive stuff.

Then there was lovely Walnut Canyon National Monument where we got to see our first cliff dwellings, abandoned by the Sinagua people about 600 years ago.

Lunch time. We picnicked every day, in wonderfully scenic spots, exclaiming to each other that "This is the life!"

After being led astray by Google Maps, we finally found our way to the fabulous La Posada Hotel in Winslow by "wine o'clock". More satisfied sighs ensued.

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