Craig's big road trip

Day 13 - Monument Valley
The starting point
Day 1 - Seattle to Yakima
Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
Day 4 - Mt. Shasta to Oakdale
Day 5 - Oakdale to Tehachapi
Yosemite National Park
Day 6 - Tehachapi to Las Vegas
Day 7-10 in Las Vegas
Day 11 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon N.P.
Day 12 - Grand Canyon to Kayenta
Day 13 - Monument Valley
Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
Day 15 - Telluride
Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
Day 17 - Glenwood Springs to Idaho Springs
Day 18 - Idaho Springs to Golden
Day 19 - Golden to Amarillo
Day 20 - Amarillo to Tyler
Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
Day 22 - Lake Charles to Waveland
Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
Day 25 - Pensacola to Gainesville
Day 26 - Gainesville to Titusville
Day 27 - Kennedy Space Center
Day 28 - Titusville to Clearwater
The finishing point

Sunday April 13, 2003.
I spent most of the day in the motel, staying out of the sun and catching up on chores such as my laundry and expense accounting.  But when the sun was low enough in the sky not to burn me any further, I ventured out and along highway 163 north to the Utah state line, 19 miles away, just after which one finds the access road to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which was made famous as the setting for many John Wayne cowboy movies.
What I found there really took me by surprise.  I've seen plenty of pictures of buttes and mesas before, and I saw most of John Wayne's movies too, but to actually be in this place is quite a moving experience.

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