Indian Pueblo Cultural Center & Petroglyph National Monument
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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.