Monday, July 20, 2015

Monument Valley Evening Arrival

We arrived at the town near Monument Valley just as it was getting dark.  I hadn't been able to get advance reservations because the two hotels online showed no vacancy, but I assumed that there would be other places to stay.  Turns out that there was only other place in town and while it did have one vacancy, it was expensive and not dog friendly.  So, over the objections of the girls, we drove right to the Utah/Arizona border to Monument Valley itself.  What a stroke of luck!  We got a walk in campsite and an evening we will remember forever - incredible sunset, picnic dinner, staring at a brilliantly visible Milky Way (the brightest sky I've seen since South Africa), and then a happy cuddle for five (including Puck) in the tent.  They had advised us to put the tent fly up as weather can change unexpectedly, but we decided not to and were glad that we did not, as we watched the brilliance of the night sky from our cozy sleeping bags.  Amazing and unforgettable evening.



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