That’s 267 miles from our house. Sam has put together an itinerary worthy of professional tour guides for us to follow as he says, “spontaneously.” On Day 1 we left the house at 9:15 a.m. and arrived in the Navajo Nation at 4:30 after two spontaneous stops, lunch at Subway, one missed exit, and one gas fill-up.
Arizona really does have a beautiful variety of landscapes. The whole of the western United States really is still incredible to me though I’ve lived here my whole live long life. But quickly, back to the planned trip because the tour guide is soon going to be tapping his feet as it is already morning of Day 2 and I have just decided to do this documentation of his good work.
Spontaneous Stop #1 / Montezuma’s Castle
This was carved out of the mountainside in Verde Valley around 1200 AD. The have barred walking up to it, but as you can see, the penthouse view would have been spectacular.
Spontaneous Stop #2 / Sunset Crater
Navajo Nation Moenkopi Inn / The hotel was lovely with every accommodation, except LIQUOR IS NOT ALLOWED IN THEIR NATION AND THEY MAKE YOU SIGN THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT.
Dinner was at Denny’s. The only restaurant in town except for a Sonic Drive-In.