The morning after we had breakfast in Lake Powell we turned the music up and headed on a Southern loop toward Monument Valley.
We had made the decision to take a look at the valley on horseback in the early afternoon. There was even a marathon being run that day, which was amazing! As soon as we drove to Monument Valley, it was
With the longer drive we arrived with little time before the horse ride was supposed to begin so we ate lunch in the parking out of the back of the van and then drove over to get on the horses. Taking a horse ride through an area of Monument Valley is definitely a worthwhile thing to do in the area. Even in March it was plenty warm enough.
Shortly after 1 pm we set out. Just Laura and I and a guide. It wasn’t very busy that day which turned out all the better for us because we were on our own pace and could speed up as much as we wanted, which was awesome!
Monument Valley has the perfect terrain for horseback riding and the ground provides good purchase under the horses hooves.
Seeing Monument Valley felt to me like walking onto a ginormous movie set. The likes of which is captures in Forrest Gump, Back to the Future III, The Lone Ranger, and old westerns. This is the first time a place has been so surreal. It was a complete privilege to roam these lands, especially knowing that they have been this way for so many years.
As we explored the area, our guide was a wealth of information and told us much about the names of the different rocks and why they were named the names they were. Most of them were for obvious reasons.
This was Laura’s recipe with vegetables, potatoes, meat, and spices. We took turns showering and making dinner, and soon we were ready to eat! This was one of my favorite meals of the trip and fun to prepare too.
After dinner, bourbon was the order of the evening. As it was pretty much every evening at least for a night camp. We went to bed early in the evening after all of the running around we’ve been doing.
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