Day 11 – Utah!

Posted: May 7, 2012 in Photography, RV, Travel
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On the morning of Day 11, Control Freak (Bob) allowed Team Turnip (the two wives) to assist with the Flagstaff pack-up in a very carefully monitored way.  (Give those Turnips a bit of responsibility and it staves off any barricade storming or vocal uprisings.)  So, we were permitted to hold the hoses and lock the windows.  It was a big day for us and we secretly resolved to push the envelope and unobtrusively observe (for now) such other tasks as twirling the leveler do-jiggies and opening the awnings.  With knowledge comes power (keep that under your hat).

We headed Northeast into Utah!

Our campsite was called Goulding’s Something or other blah-blah RV place.  In a word?  Spec-fargin’-tacular!  Check it out:

 This park is nestled among the towering red rocks of Monument Valley.  Oh gawd…did I really just say that?  Ugh…I sound like one of those stupid tourist brochures!  (Note to self:  Knock that schitt off, stat!)

Once we’d unhooked, we went exploring.  The campground offered various tours, starting at $45.00 per person for a measly two hours.  Pffft!  We headed off to the wow part of Monument Valley which is located on Navajo land.  The Navajos were also offering outrageously expensive tours but theirs involved chucking you into the back of a jury-rigged pick-up truck and issuing you a piece of cloth with which to cover your face.  I’m not entirely sure whether this is to keep the dust out of your head holes or if the Navajos are just embarrassed to be seen with dorky tourists. Can’t say I’d blame them if the later turned out to be the case.

Anyhoo, we chose to go on the cheap and do our own tour.  The roads were absolutely horrendous but the Bat Mobile (new name for our car based on the occupants…oh, never mind…) did us proud.  Team Turnip only had to bail out and push a couple of times.  Here’s what we saw:

And last, but not least, this is one of assorted Navajo dogs that were hanging out in the parking lot.  Yep, we had to drive around them cuz they were not about to move…and not because they were already squashed either…they were very much alive.  🙂

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Comments
  1. Charlie says:

    How does your mind absorb all this? It’s like another planet with Indians. Absolutely beautiful.

  2. Shari says:

    Where are you and what happened to your daily blog? Pictures keep me happy. Even roadkill is better then nothing. Just hoping everything is going okay for you guys. Tomorrow is Fri is that your end of the line?

    • nomaddness says:

      I’m fighting with a dying laptop and iffy Wiffy. Yup, we’ll be home tomorrow, at which time I’ll be able to blast out the rest of this trip with fewer gut-wrenching crashes! 🙂

  3. heidikins says:

    I love all your posts about the landscape and scenery of Southern Utah and red rock country! It’s my happy place and I love experiencing it for the first time all over again through someone else’s eyes/lens.

    xox

  4. DouglasMB says:

    you should have gotten in the back of the pick up lol I would have paid to see that hahaha

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