Today I visited Petrified Forest NP. The visiters center has lots of information about prehistoric animals and vegitation and a walk through scattered remains of petrified trees. The rest of the park is mostly a long drive, spaced with turnouts to view the colors of the Painted Desert, which by the way encompases all the area from the Grand Canyon to Abq NM. 

I stopped at one site where ancestors of the Hopi Indians lived about 1250ad.  Foundations of buildings and artistry on the rocks made more sence to me than the colors of the desert. 

I’m staying a couple of days at a free campground in Canyon De Chelly Nat.Monument while I tour the area. I have given up on wifi and will just use my phone to post. Back east, every store, restaurant and motel has wifi, but out here it seems to be only truck stops and they want to charge you to connect. At least if I can get a cell signal, I can put something up. 

2 Responses to “10.19.2010”

  1. Dick says:

    I’m guessing that the painted desert isn’t the same for us color blind guys. You are visiting some of the areas near our former home. There are many interesting places to visit and things to see around there.

  2. Mom says:

    Enjoy the “foundations and artistry”. I’m sorry that I passed on that color blind gene, but you will have to blame my father. Several of our relatives have the same “imperfection”. It seldom seems to be a problem.

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