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6/28/2013 Friday – Mesa Verde

The long drive on our road trip goes by fast when we are having fun. We were prepared with downloads of the Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, sermons by Mike Erre, and a random playlist of songs from The Temptations to Jack Johnson to worship songs.

The scenery of red hills and rocks and clear blue skies were amazing enough to keep our interest. With an occasional nap, sans the driver, the ride does not seem long.

The drive from Flagstaff to Mesa Verde is another 4 1/2 hours. On the way, we got a bonus that was not on our itinerary.

Me: Hey, there’s a sign for “Four Corners Monument.” Is that the actual Four Corners?!

So I drive in and ask the lady at the gate: Is this the actual Four Corners or is it just a Monument of the Four Corners?

I have no idea why I asked that.  Why would there be a monument of the Four Corners not at the Four Corners? I thought maybe it was like the Statue of Liberty we saw in Vegas that is not the actual Statue of Liberty…

Anyway, she said indeed it is the Four Corners. We paid our fee and stood at the Four Corners, in 105F+ temperature. No crowds there that day.

Checked one off my bucket list.

To be continued…

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