Zigging and zaging our way west


as we wind our way westward heading to Arizona along I 40 having a destination but like the rest of this trip being open to the road. we get off I 40 at Gallup NM heading north across secondary roads. we discover the Navajo Code Talkers memorial in Ganado Az.

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welcome

Ganado AZ

Ganado AZ

Code Talker

Code Talker

Plaque

Plaque

The Navajo National Tribal Park

The Navajo National Tribal Park

and right down the road is a national treasure actually a national historic site The Hubble Trading Post

T Shirt

T Shirt

Interior

Interior

want this picture doesn’t show are all the baskets nailed to the ceiling. yes they also sell new one’s that were beyond my budget but beautiful and worth it. also lots of blankets on display. but trading post markup don’t go to the artists. all we could afford was a T shirt and a couple of refrigerator magnets.

sign

sign

Building

Building

Buggy in barn

Buggy in barn

horses

horses

white horse checking me out

white horse checking me out

my favorite image all day

my favorite image all day

mary thought i only took this trip to buy T shirts which i didn’t do on our first trip and i wanted to this time so i’ve got T shirts from almost every place we stopped at.

now we are on our way north again to Canyon De Chelly which i’ve heard so much about. they have a campground there not much to talk about, no showers and expensive campground, run by the Navajo’s since it’s on their reservation.

Cyn De Chelly camp

Cyn De Chelly camp

the campsite wasn’t too busy but enough to surprise us traveling late in the summer after school started but there is a whole age group of retirees with campers wandering  America.

dinner from a bag

dinner from a bag

which mary discovered and quite tasty, just add hot water and go.

we did the self tour along the south rim drive we wanted to take one of the native tours that drive on the bottom of the canyons but we were on a budget

caves

caves

ancient ruins

ancient ruins

ruins

ruins

Spider Rock

Spider Rock

canyon

canyon

at every overlook were navajos selling things, jewelry, pottery some of it lovely and going directly to the artist. mary bought a necklace from one, here is a etching artist whom i bought stuff from

Navajo etching artist

Navajo etching artist

they are all so poor with limited resources available to them.

we stayed at Canyon De Chelly campground and explored out from here since it was centrally located. our next day trip was to Monument Valley which we drove around from Mexican Hat south somehow missing the visitor center and the valley drive.

monument valley

monument valley

monument  valley

monument valley

rock formation

rock formation

off in the distance

off in the distance

El Capitan i think

Agathla Peak i think

otherwise known as El Capitan. pretty cool huh?

monument valley

monument valley

well this is all i have time for today, if interested you’ll have to tune in latter when i get more time.

Jene Youtt

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One Response to “Zigging and zaging our way west”

  1. crea2010 Says:

    Nice pair of eyes in the ancient ruins. Thank you for following my blog.

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