If this doesn't look familiar to any of you who have been here, it was closed for the past several months while they rebuilt the entire Four Corners Monument and about half of the vendor booths. It's a great design and the four ramps allow you to take photos from slightly above the medallions. Here are the kids standing on four states at once.
On a day with very few other visitors, the new design of the walkways, railings, broad steps, and ramps all around the four state monuments and the large area around the center medallion allows plenty of space for racing and letting off steam too...
We had stopped at a scenic overlook because we had to wait for a pilot car to lead us through a construction zone. While I shoot scenery, the kids always find ways to have fun!
This park is the home of several pueblos that were occupied many hundreds of years ago. The kids were interested in the lifestyle of those civilizations and we saw many interesting displays in the park museum.
We all learned that the past reference to Anasazi as those who built and inhabited the pueblos has been revised. Those peoples are now referred to as Ancestral Puebloans.
Here the kids are looking down at the Cliff Palace. Even the kids were relieved that we had not bought tour tickets when they saw how far down you have to go on steep, narrow stone steps and that you have to climb several ladders to get out...seriously.
Yes, that is a tour group of
Even looking at these lively, wide awake faces, I told them that I was certain they would be asleep within five minutes after we got back on the road. They chatted all the way home and then joyfully pointed out how wrong I was.
Lovin' Life ~~ and These Precious Days