Sunday, April 22, 2012

Chaco Canyon- again!

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 During my trip to New Mexico, I went with my moms and grandma to Chaco Culture National Historical Park, in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Regular readers may remember that I've been here before in October, 2011.  I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with my Mom, who hadn't been with us on our last visit.

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Chaco Canyon is a very special place. You can visit the different towns that the ancestral Puebloan people built almost a thousand years ago. My family did a hike at Chetro Ketl, then wound around the Petroglyph Trail and Pueblo Bonito. The Petroglyphs at Chaco were a little different than the ones we saw before at Petroglyph National Monument.

 IMG_3018 I took another picture behind Pueblo Bonito, in almost the same spot as last fall. It was really nice to visit the park with both my parents.  I love going places with my whole family, don't you?


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There are lots of cool rock formations in the canyon. I liked to pretend I was an ancient cave person living in the little nooks and crannies in the rocks.Wouldn't it be fun to have a treasure hunt in the rocks at Chaco Canyon? An Easter Egg hunt would be really fun too.  I imagined what it was like to be an ancestral Puebloan girl visiting Chaco. Maybe a girl just my age climbed on this very same rock a thousand years ago!


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At the end of the day, we climbed up the canyon walls to the very top. My grandma kept telling me to stay away from the edge, but I kept inching closer and closer. I'm brave!  Here I am looking at the gap in the canyon walls.  It was so windy at the top of the canyon! My bangs blew all the way back.  I didn't think I could make it up the steep canyon walls, but I did it! So did my moms and my grandma.  I was so proud.  It was a beautiful way to end the day at Chaco Canyon.

I love National Parks so much, but I think Chaco Canyon just might be my favorite one.

12 comments:

  1. That's sounds awesome. You must have had fun!

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    1. Thank you McKenna, I did have fun!

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  2. That is so awesome Inky. New Mexico is such a beautiful place. Tannie and I hope to visit there some day.

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    1. Thank you! You really should visit. I've gone twice in the last year and I still want to go again this summer!

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  3. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!!!

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  4. How awesome, Inky! Your a lucky girl to get to go to all these neat-o places!

    I adore going places with Mama and Papa, it's so fun! My blog is back up, isn't that awesome? I'm really happy about it!

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    1. Violet, thanks for letting me know about your blog! I'll go check it out right now.

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  5. Awesome photos! Looks like everyone had a great time!

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  6. I really like your photos, Inky! My favourite one is the last one where your bangs are blowing in the wind :) I'm so glad your grandma advised you to stay away from the edge because it sure looks steep! xx

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  7. how do you take so great photos

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