Indian Pueblo Cultural Center & Petroglyph National Monument

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

We were out of the hotel shortly after 9 and had breakfast at the Village Inn on San Mateo. It was less than great. After driving all the way to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, I realized I'd forgotten the camera so we had to return to the hotel to retrieve it. The center itself is very interesting even if a bit touristy. The incredible thing to me, though, was the large number of Native Americans among the tourists. We bought our lunch from an open-air stand. The gift stand was very extensive; it had a huge book collection so we bought a book for each of the grand-kids. In all, we spent about 3 hours at the Center.

Next stop was Petroglyph National Monument, less than 10 miles away. There are two different Petroglyph sites in the park; we visited Boca Negra. Boca Negra is basically three paths through and over many huge boulders. The going is pretty rough and hilly so Lin walked with me only a short distance before retreating to the car. Petroglyphs are everywhere; some large, some small.

Back at the hotel, I read by the pool for a couple of hours while Lin rested and did a little laundry. Marty recommended Pars Persian Cuisine for dinner. It was a nice change from what we'd been eating and the service was excellent.

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
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photo by: vances