Monday, 2 November 2009

Latest Arizona adventure

Well, we set off on Thursday afternoon for Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, arrived at Gallup for an overnight stay at 11.30 p.m. ! snow.!

Set off at 7.00 a.m. and the snow became steadily deeper ( bit of an exaggeration that ! ) and we had a hairy moment or two until getting off the main road onto a 20 mile long unmade road to the Canyon !!

We met up with out guides, Navajo archeologists, and had a great day exploring the Canyon ( which incidentally had NO snow ) and learning some interesting "Navajo" stories, most of which are remarkably like our stories like The Tortoise and the Hare. !!!

We "camped" out Saturday night !! it was 18 degrees F ( it was only the second night of my life spent under canvas and will almost certainly be the last !)

I have now thawed out and had a change of schedule, off to Monument Valley today (Monday) then Canyon de Chelly Tuesday / Wednesday before heading back to Phoenix to pick up my Model for Thursday !

tara for now

1 comment:

  1. So have I got this right Wobin, you have been freezing yer nuts off camping in a canyon with cowboys and Indians and then sitting round a campfire telling each other fairy stories?
    Did anyone have a guitar and a mouth organ by any chance and please don't tell me one of your party was called John Boy......
    Enjoy your next part of your trip....