Two Nights in Monument Valley
We ate our last breakfast in The Grand Canyon at El Tovar. It was yummie :)
We hit the road straight after. It was Lala's turn to drive so I could sit back and chill out and enjoy the views. It was just over a 4 hour drive. We got confused as we forgot there is an hours time difference between The Grand Canyon and Monument Valley...so we were expecting it to take us 5 hours. It was a lovely drive especially once we were approaching Monument Valley. The scenery was stunning
|Monument Valley in the distance (excuse the dirty windscreen)|
Monument Valley is on The Navajo Indian Reservation. We stayed at The View Hotel. It is the only hotel within Monument Valley. As the name suggests... the hotel had views and OMG.... the views were just amazing. All rooms had this view
and in the morning the sunrise was just so so beautiful
We stayed 2 nights there and so we had one full day. We went on a tour of Monument Valley. We booked it through Navajo Spirit Tours. They run a few different tours - we chose their Monument Valley one which was a whole day tour with a guide around Monument Valley including the restricted parts.
We thought The Grand Canyon had the Wow factor....but Monument Valley had the WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW factor :) It is just so so beautiful.... so stunning.
Here are some photos.... and they still do not capture its total beauty.
|Can you see the Indian's head?|
|drawings in the stone|
Our guide Harry was excellent. He told us lots of little stories and played the flute for us.
A lot of movies are filmed in Monument Valley
some of which :
Stage Coach staring John Wayne
Thelma & Louise
Back to The Future III
Mission Impossible II
and many more
Here is a photo of a traditional Indian house - a Hogan.
and of course I can't finish this post without posting some food :)
|Navajo Blue Corn Taco|