|Diary - Day 9||
Day 9 Friday May 20th Page, Lake Powell AZ – Chinle AZ
Paul van der Straten & Marie Isabelle
We are in Arizona after the luxury of a two night stop in Page… so now let’s turn the page to our next adventure. Departure this morning at 08.00 hrs and I was ready too early so when coming across Ken Miles preparing his morning talk I observed to him “ you have an appropriate surname to organise the MOAers” and quick as a shot he replied “Yes but when Canada went metric I tried to change my name to Kilometre ! “ A funny start to the day.
The sun is shining, the temperature is ideal, a few puffy clouds in the blue sky and a group of 5 cars in convoy Jim & Trudy, Phil & Margaret, Manu & Annick, Michael (Satnav) & Sherry and Marie Isobelle and me. With 80 miles of straight road we turn off to the Navajo National Monument of Arizona and we discover here 13th century farmers houses built in a cave.
Some 700 years
ago perhaps up to 30 people lived here for almost a generation – then the
site was abandoned as they moved on. Viewing of these impressive ruins are
supported by an informative film explaining how the Indians lived here.
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