“It’s beautiful out!”

9 Oct

“It’s Beautiful Out!!”  “Then leave it out!”  That’s my father-in-law’s, James Best (www.jamesbest.com), standard response whenever I mention a beautiful day!

When you see a view like this, you expect to see John Wayne.  Well, we left him back in Moab at Red Cliffs Lodge:

Monument Valley, AZ is actually a Navajo reservation.  It’s considered sacred ground and there’s only one hike you can take without a Navajo guide.

So, we took the wildcat trail which circumnavigates the “West Mitten.”

And here’s a picture of the west mitten with the east mitten just to its right:

Here’s the “Three Sisters.”

And here’s the “Totem Pole.”  The other things to the left have a name, too, but I can’t remember….

Monument Valley is worth a stop if you’re visiting the Grand Canyon.  A Navajo jeep tour will show you all the amazing features in about 2 hours and there’s really no place quite like it.  It was nice to have my hiking partner along for the trek!

3 Responses to ““It’s beautiful out!””

  1. jackie October 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Oh, looking at your pictures refreshed our memories from our visit there. I can feel the awe as we stood before those glorious views. Beautiful, breathtaking and wonderful land that one needs to stand on to fully appreciate the scope of it all. Can’t wait to go back next spring! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Joe Amon October 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    Sooooooocool…….The lady standing in front of you looks a little surprised….Did you have your branding iron…hot poker out for the photo shoot..? gota-love-me…your buddy.

  3. Cynthia Amon March 29, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    This is cindi. I am waiting for the next installment in your RV jour
    ney. Way to long since your last update. Is Bessie on strike? Is she at the repair shop getting new wheels. Or did she take off without you!!!!!!!

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