Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Day 20 - Monument Valley Tribal Park

This morning we got up early and headed south to the Arizona border.  It was an hour drive through some pretty awesome landscape.  The juniper and pine forests disappeared and we found ourselves in traditional desert.

The Navajo have occupied this land for eons and the tribal park and the landscape were breath-taking.  We drove around the park on rocky gravel roads admiring the formations and buttes before driving back to camp late in the day.

The visitor center was large and limited.  The focus was the gift shop.  There were hundreds of foreign tourists and tour busses using the tour provider converted pickups.  At each of the turnouts and viewpoints were make-shift jewelry stands.  Have to admit that we visited a few.  Bobbie bought some fetishes to serve as zipper pulls on her shoulder bag.

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