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Monument Valley

Jeri's post about the Southwest reminded me of a winter drive I took through Monument valley a couple years ago.

There's lots of wide open spaces and plenty of time to enjoy the scenery while getting from Point A to Point B. I always feel like that part of the country is where I truly belong, but never worked out the logistics of living there.

posted on Feb 23, 2019 1:20 PM ()


comment by jerms on Feb 25, 2019 5:14 PM ()
How amazing a sight. I wonder if while you're driving if there are any other cars on the stretch of road? I picture a deserted highway and silence except for your car.
comment by drmaus on Feb 24, 2019 10:08 AM ()
Yes, there is/was very little traffic in that area, especially that time of year being outside tourist season. Probably saw five other vehicles in two hours of driving through there. Some of it was traditional Navajos driving pickups, and quite a few of the drivers in vehicles I 'met' on the highway waved at me out of habit.
reply by traveltales on Feb 25, 2019 4:47 PM ()
The pictures are beautiful. I have never been there but we see it a lot in Westerns.
comment by elderjane on Feb 24, 2019 4:36 AM ()
Yes, there's certain areas where John Ford did filming on location.
reply by traveltales on Feb 25, 2019 4:48 PM ()
I was there in the 1970s---hopefully it hasn't changed a bit!!
comment by greatmartin on Feb 23, 2019 9:00 PM ()
Because most of that area is Indian reservation, it's still close to being a third world country - more people have electricity than the 1970s, but not all, and there are no landline phone or even cell phone coverage (and no Internet) because the population is so sparse the phone companies aren't interested.
reply by traveltales on Feb 25, 2019 4:51 PM ()

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