Monument Valley and Gouldings

Published: May 6th 2016
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We traveled on to Monument Valley and stayed at Gouldings RV Park. This area was right up in the red rock cliffs and had lots of history regarding the first owners the Gouldings who started a trading post there in the 1920's. Goulding was also responsible for bringing Hollywood there to film many movies especially those with John Wayne. The original trading post is now a museum and there is also a restaurant, grocery store, gas station, and craft shop. I had really good green chili there and Bonnie had a Navaho taco on fry bread. I did not get to take a balloon ride there as the Navajo are no longer letting the balloonists fly in the valley.

We took an evening tour of the monuments. Our driver was a Navajo guide and was really funny which added a lot to the tour. He even played his drum and sang for us at one of the stops. Surprisingly we had great cell service in the Valley, just shows technology is available most places.

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Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp filmed here.

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