Anyway, this was the view from the campsite when we arrived:
And then later on at sunset with a very big lens:
We decided the easiest way to see the area was to take a tour with Gouldings, whose camp ground we were staying in. The hotel has been there for years and years and decades and things, and was where they used to stay when they came to film a lot of the cowboy and indian films, John Wayne even has his own shrine type thing! Anyway, our first stop was in a Hogan, one of the Navajo homes just next to Gouldings where we met this lady who showed us how to make a rug and grind flour:
She also played with LT's hair and put it up in a traditional hair bun:
Then we bump bumped down the track into the valley. There was an awful lot of bumping...
Spot the odd monument...
And just to prove I was there:
This was called Elephant Butte, but it doesn't look like an elephant's behind to me. I also don't think the Navajo met a lot of elephants back in the old days...
These are the 3 sisters, Faith, Hope and Charity. Hope's the little one...
This was meant to be the recreation of some film scene but these tourists demanded LT take there photo and took ages to get ready so she didn't have time to run round to where the others were standing, and she was quite cross about that.
Here are some more hogans from the road within the park:
This is an old Indian Brave's face, can you see it?
I don't know about hearing it, but we certainly felt a lot of wind that day!
Look, people were scribbling on walls! LT says it was okay back in the olden days though:
That was just below the Eye Of The Sun
Some clouds rolled in as we went further, but it didn't rain or anything:
Look, can you see the horse riders? They were taking a different kind of tour:
And this is where I got to see the tour from. Please note the open sides, it quite blew my fur about!
As a reward, look what we got for dinner, traditional Navajo blue fry bread:
Rest assured they shared that, although that was the starter size! We just went back to the RV to have ice cream for dessert and to wind up our very long day...