Life on the Open Road (April 2006 - May 2008)

The continuing saga of a single fulltime RVer who travels the western US. This is part one of my journey, from April 2006, when the blog started, to May 2008, when the blog continues at www.lifeontheopenroad.blogspot.com

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I have been a full-time RVer for 18 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US. I am connected electronically with the world via satellite TV, phone and internet. My batteries are charged solely by solar panels. I welcome your comments and emails.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Visiting Navajo Land


Navajo National Monument was a small city of 100-125 people who retreated to this alcove to farm for 30 years. Only one in ten of these ancient villages were in alcoves like this, but they are usually preserved better. The Monument provides a very nice free campground for RVs under 28 feet.

From there we moved on to Monument Valley. We camped at their primitive campground and had a spectacular view of the Mittens at our back door. The cost was only $5–a pre-season special.


We were entertained by the world’s simplest, lightest flying machine, a backpack paraglider. It weighs 75 pounds, costs about $6000, and flies an hour on a gallon of gas. We watched as he spread out his chute, cranked up the engine, ran a few steps into the wind, and rose up into the air right over our rigs.


Wow! As close to a bird man as ever achieved. We watched as three of them played around and over the spires of Monument Valley.



As if we weren’t entertained enough, a flock of sheep and goats grazing happily together came through the campground, moving as a unit without a human shepherd. The flock leader and shepherd is a dog who does his job all day without human direction.

1 Comments:

Blogger Janet Johns said...

Did John Ford's Ghost share your evening there in Monument Valley? Love that place-haven't been there since about 1963!

Lew

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