I spent the morning today driving inside a picture postcard! Take a look.
Anasazi Heritage Center which is part of the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. There are several ancient settlement sites throughout the area and I walked up to the Escalante Ruins site-photos
Up on a high hill (well you can see the view) they could have seen anyone coming--early warning system?
After this I "did" Mesa Verde National Park. I can now say I've "been there, done that" I think it might be over rated and I know the road in and out is an eyebrow! The View is fantastic though in all directions. I did walk down to the Spruce Tree House which was very interesting and I enjoyed it very much. I did not do any of other other sites as all involve climbing and descending a number of ladders-that vertigo thing again.
I don't think I'll go back there but who knows. I once heard these kind of dwellings as defensible by a small boy with a pointed stick, Humm.
On the way to Durango, Colorado I saw a really funny thing (well I thought it was funny but I was exhausted) a closed ski area, lifts and all with cows grazing under it! Spent the evening trying to figure out where to go next!
PS: I started this yesterday and was too tired to finish, oops