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We packed up from our campsite at Utah and got back on the road where we stopped off at the Hole N’ the Rock.

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This was probably the oddest collection of well oddities. Random signs objects, trinkets all with their own little history. Here are a few pictures of some of the funny and noticeable ones. There are probably countless more on the web from here.IMG_7269 IMG_7271

We carried on the road west and we stopped off for lunch and for the views of the Valley of the Gods. The views here were breath-taking – the pictures don’t do it any justice.

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After lunch we headed back onto the road. Plenty of more photo opportunities, This time the famous Mexican Hat rock formation. As you can see its quite an iconic scene – and it appears in loads of films and programs! Someone is bound to be able to know more but I can remember Forest Gump and it was in Doctor Who as well but I bet someone will be able to name a few more.

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The day wasn’t over yet! On to Navaho Land. The start was Monument Valley. This is as iconic as it gets!

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After taking in the view (and plenty of pictures) we headed off for a tour around the area. Navajo Nation/Land is in fact between 3 different states – and pretty much governs it self.

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We were driven around in an open top 4×4 which was driven by out guide Lorenzo. As usual I asked plenty of questions!

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He showed us around the various Buttes and Mesas – also showed us a baby rattle snake, and some of the notable rock formations. We were also shown some traditional houses (Diné), and saw inside of one of the homes including and old lady weaving.

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I took so many pictures that it has its own Flickr set! But here are just a few

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We saw the sunset across the valley and then went back to camp where we ate Navajo Tacos and steak yum yum.

IMG_7491Around The guides lit a fire and we had a demonstration of Navajo dancing and music and a lot about their history and ultimately were encouraged to dance around the fire ourselves. (!) Our Trek Group decided to sleep under the stars. Worst night of sleep ever – it was freezing in the morning.

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See the route and more pics here