Mesa Verde

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Mesa Verde

As mentioned, we went to Mesa Verde today, and surprisingly, some sites were open for the public to see.

The admission was only $10 per vehicle, so that was a cheap day.

We drove down the road which took us to the sites.
Again, it's amazing that people lived like that until 1200 ad and then mysteriously left.
We were able to walk down to Spruce House, which were houses built out of rocks, underneath a dwelling.
Very interesting.

We've continued the road and ended up at  few other sites, which were covered by a house, where you could see the remains of some buildings.
The most amazing part though was a view point where you could see many villages built in the rocks on the other side of the valley.
One of them is Cliff Palace. Now closed for the public, but we've had an amazing view of it!
My mother was finally able to see it after more than 30 years! That's something.

Then we left Mesa Verde and headed towards the 4 state corner.
It's not an interesting site to see, admission is $3 a person!
And then you see a crowded plaque somewhere and alongside there are stalls where the locals sell their jewelry.

From this point we went through Arizona, back to New Mexico to drive a horrible road down to Gallup, where the closest KOA Kamp ground is located. We've found out that most of the roads over here are very bad, especially when you are in a camper like we have.

But finally, after a long ride, we've made it to this kamp ground.

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Mesa Verde
Mesa Verde
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