Friday, July 24, 2009

Sunrise from the Balcony

Arrived at Mesa Verde National Park yesterday - spent the day seeing the sights. Today I got a very special treat - no not that (well that too) - one of the rangers here had arranged for a special permit to get into one of the more spectacular cliff dwellings - Balcony House - at sunrise - something only rangers and VIPs can do. I was able to worm my way into the special event. Below are views of Balcony House rarely seen by mere mortals like me.

Thank you again for the opportunity Ellyse, Brooke, Pete, Jeff, Kevin and Gwen.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

In the Momument

Day 1 - I arrived at Momument Valley in the early afternoon today after a 7.5 hour drive from Tucson. Didn't have much time to do anything but unload the car and take a few quick snaps of the hotel environs. "The View" hotel here on the Monument grounds is spectacular. A bit pricey but well worth the cost as all rooms have private balconys that look out over the Mittens - check out the view from my porch below! Got one more day here - plan on spending it driving through the Monument and takin' pics - then off to Mesa Verde to see my Honey.