We drove down the canyon and saw some elk hanging out to eat some breakfast. Once we reached normal elevation for that area we began our drive to Monument Valley, Utah. Before we even entered Utah we encountered a crazy Subaru driver almost the whole way there. He finally left and went someplace, not that I really care because my road rage came out. We entered Utah and the scenery completely changed. It was gorgeous. Abbie decided it would be fun to sit on top of the luggage on this day. Of course there is a picture.
Strange dog. Monument Valley is part of the Navajo National Tribal Parks. The roads are not paved and there is dirt all over the place. However, out of this clay colored dirt comes the monuments. So impressive. It was probably my favorite place.
We didn’t really feel like hiking around the place so we took the car for an adventure down the dirt road. Steep, windy and not really made for a luxury car, but I was determined if a minivan could make it, my crossover could. The ride down the road was bumpy. The ride back up…. nerve-racking. Dirt going all over the place, cars coming down the switchbacks, crazy Native Americans speeding past you in pick up trucks, but we made it back to the top and went on our little way.
We finally entered Colorado and headed toward Durango because I have heard great things. It was awesome. We found a brewery to grab a bite to eat at and also grab a drink. Great beer in Durango. Leave it to me to find a fly fishing shop. I managed to get a few things.
We kept on driving. I think this was the longest day. More excitement as we drove up a mountain, a huge mountain that had two tunnels! It was just a hairy day for driving. We finally reached the town where we were going to stay and luckily it also had a hot tub!
The next day involves a lot of sand….