Icon of the Old West: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, AZ & UT

Sandstone buttes, mesas, and spires rise majestically from the desert floor. Monument Valley offers the quintessential Western backdrop made famous in movies directed by John Ford. An unpaved, and at times rough, road loops through the park. Several overlooks offer spectacular views of the wonders of Monument Valley. One of the grand  est—and most photographed—landmarks […]

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Tracking the Anasazi: Hovenweep National Monument, UT

Nobody knows what happened here. For centuries, the Anasazi carved a place for themselves out of the rocky Southwest landscape in what is now southern Utah and Colorado. They planted fields, built homes and kivas along the sandstone cliffs. Then the Anasazi left. The ruins of this ancient civilization can be found in the high […]

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Green Table: Mesa Verde National Park, CO, Part 2

Mesa Verde’s Treasures Among Mesa Verde’s hundreds of cliff dwellings and mesa-top structures, the most spectacular and frequently visited are listed below.   Cliff Palace The largest and most captivating of Mesa Verde’s cliff villages, Cliff Palace is located on Chapin Mesa, and features multistoried house blocks, courtyards, kivas, and stone towers built beneath a […]

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Merry Christmas

Greetings fellow RVers, Snowbirds, wanna-bes, birders, photographers, hikers, and everyone who loves the out-of-doors…and all readers! Thank you for your readership this year! Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season. It’s Christmas Eve and we’re in central Texas midway between Austin and Houston. I’m dressed in shorts and a […]

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