John Ford's Point
The weather warmed up and it was perfect for camping. Dori and I headed out to Monument Valley a 2 hour drive. Monument Valley is Located on the Arizona/Utah state line near the Four Corners area. The valley lies within the range of the Navajo Nation Reservation and is accessible from U.S. Highway 163. Then decide whether you're John Wayne, Butch & Sundance or Thelma & Louise as you ride through the iconic mesas and buttes you've seen so many times on film.
Our set up - the green tent belonged to a Dutch couple. And there were no shortage of Frenchies around the corner - mostly occupying RV and Cabin space. Since my ancestry is French, Dutch and English. I felt right at home!
Life is good!
LaFont Arch just a short hike from the campground.
Dori knows how to start a fire!
Wonderful tour guide. You can't see how long her hair is here but if you look closely...you might see a few strands. The longer the hair the longer the life and wisdom for Navajos. Navajo people seem to be indifferent but I think it's just a stress-free way of looking at life. Also for some...it is still considered rude to look at them in the eyes.
There are 10 families that live inside Monument Valley by choice. They have no running water and still live in Hogans.