4 corners and Mesa Verde

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June 2nd 2012
Published: November 10th 2017
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On Saturday morning we left Monticello and drove south into Arizona and towards 4 corners. We had been doing almost 80 mph for 2 days and I continued this into Arizona. I was slowly catching up to another car when I saw an Arizona highway patrol go past us in the other direction. Oh crap! He threw on the lights and turned around and headed towards us. I had slowed to 65mph by then and happily watched as he blew by me and pulled over the car in front of us. After that we kept the speed to 70mph!
We soon arrived at 4 corners. I thought it was a national monument, so we showed the woman our senior pass and she said no, that it was on Navajo land and I needed to pay $3. OK. Just as I started to pull away she yelled at me that there was a second person in the car and it was another $3. If I had known that I would have put Stacy in the trunk! We walked around, waited in line and took our pics of us on the 4 corners monument.
After that we drove to Mesa Verde National Park. Hooray, the pass worked there. We took a 1 hour tour of one of the villages set in the side of the cliff. It was really interesting. We had to climb up 4 ten foot ladders and climb some serious steps in a very narrow area. Stacy wasn't too happy.
After that, we drove to Durango for the night. We had an excellent Italian dinner at a resturant there called Mutu's Italian Kitchen.

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4th June 2012

Cool pictures, have to start calling you Chief Running Bob, you just need to get some feathers. hows Stacy holding up with all the climbing. Say hello for us
5th June 2012

Wow! Stacy. Good for you. I'm not sure I'd have been up for that climb!!!
7th June 2012

Bob, You are so funny. I was laughing out loud. Sounds like you are having fun.

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