Friday, August 29, 2008

8/28/08 - Albuquerque, New Mexico

We hooked up and went about a block away to the Aztec Ruins National Monument. This is a heavily restored Pueblo Indian ruin dating back to about A.D. 1,100. Then we drove to the Chaco Culture National Historic Park in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. This involved driving on a 13 mile dirt washboard road which took us an hour to drive each way – I thought every rivet in the Casita would break, but none did. Between AD 900 and 1150 Chaco Canyon was a major center of culture for the Pueblo Indians. Part of it was crushed by a major rock slide in the early 20th century. We drove to Albuquerque and stayed in an RV park. On the way we saw a beautiful desert sunset.

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