I don't know how to put my finger on it, but there is an electrical magic to the area we have been traveling through.
We have been spending a lot of time on Navajo land, and perhaps it is a reflection of their spirit, but wow.......my spine hairs tingle a lot around here. We have been simply havinga wonderful time.
What have we been up to you ask?
Welll.. I am excited to tell you :)
The Petrified Forest, and museum, and a crazy night in the historic Wigwam motel.
We set out for Gallup New Mexico.
We visited the Hubbel Trading post in Ganado. The air thick with the energy of the past, a trading post since the 1880s. The first of its kind in this entire area.
We also stopped at a variety of picture perfect places......the best up a dirt road ( we thought there were ruins called Wide Ruin, but it was simply the name of the area :) ...we travelled for quite a while. We like the road less travelled :)
Tuesday and Wednesday-
Finally we made it to Gallup, checked in to the Red Roof Motel and took in the old town on Route 66.
Ofcourse this involved a drive in diner, Richardson's Trading Post, El Rancho amongst others. We spent two nights here wandering the old streets appreciating the architecture and the echoes of those who came before, along route 66. All to the tune of the trains rolling by.
It is now Thursday.
We made it to Chinle to take in the Canyon de Chelly and thought that would be all before heading back to Flagstaff and our friends there.
Who new it is carnival, rodeo, pow wow week :)
We went to a carnival, country fair this eve ( before the mini tornado hit, thunder and lightning and a mad dash for the car ) and tomorrow brings more of the canyon by day, and the rodeo and pow wow in the evening.
Yayayayayayayyay..... I am beyond excited to be able to be present at a Navajo Pow wow. There will not be pics of this to share out of respect, but I will try to describe it well here.
Saturday returns us to the home of Rebecca and Paul and their furries for a few days of all Flag has to offer ( think dry thoughts everyone.......)
We just seem to sort of be in the right place at the right time ( touch wood ) at the moment...such a magical place to be.