Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Monument Valley

I have been having loads of problems with blogger recently so I apologise for some gaps between posting. Mostly the problems have been with posting photos but also had problems with erratic internet connections and not least my little laptop which is on its last legs!

Anyway we are now on our way back to Chicago taking in as many places, mainly National Parks as we can. So far we have visited Zion National Park, Death Valley, Monument Valley, Natural Bridges National Monument, Lake Powell and we are mow on our way to the Rocky Mountains National Park near Denver, Colorado.

We tried to visit Monument Valley on Sunday but it was being attacked by a wind storm so we stayed nearby and went back on Monday when the weather was much better.

We went on a guided tour which is really the best way to see it as the road is only suitable for 4x4 vehicles.

Monument Valley was made famous by the old Western Movies. Here is a 'cowboy' posing for the visitors. You could have your photo taken on the horse for $2! Not that I would of course!

Two examples of 'window rocks.'

We had lunch in the restaurant of the 'View Hotel'

A very aptly named hotel - always fully booked in the summer - $300 dollars per night.

The famous mittens

The mittens and Merrick Butte - you can just see the dirt road in the foreground.

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1 comment:

Davina said...

Looks like you had a fabulous holiday. How long did you go for?