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Old 07-23-2011, 08:50 PM   #57
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Long summer trip to Moab Part 5 Mesa Verde NP.

Hello my Airstreaming friends! It has been a while since I have been able to get much computer time in. So here goes.
Mesa Verde is a place that we've driven by maybe four times on other trips and never stopped. We should have stopped, but there is a reason for everything. I wasn't really sure how impressed I'd be with ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings. I did enjoy the history and culture. I still think the aliens kidnapped them all. The entrance road to the park is a very pretty drive. There are lots of nice turn outs that you can see the Mancos valley.
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The top of the mesa is pretty flat with a southerly slope. It is hard to imagine living here and farming enough food to feed a family through the winter.
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This is the spruce tree house. It is the easiest dwelling to reach.
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This is cliff palace. This is the largest of the dwellings. It is a sight to see. This is the one on all the post cards.
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We also went to balcony house dwelling. That is the hardest dwelling to get to. It involves a bunch of ladders and tunnels. It was also the best tour. All in all, Mesa Verde was worth the small entrance fee. We saw some interesting culture and history of America.
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Old 07-23-2011, 09:09 PM   #58
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Aww, it's unhappy with your last set of attachments (Post #57 in the thread, "Part 5" of the trip.) I've really been enjoying the great pictures (and the travelogue) so hopefully you'll repost that one.
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:04 AM   #59
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Yeah, I noticed that right after I posted it last night. I thought maybe the pics were in some kind of altered state waiting on a mod to fix them. Hmm. Guess I'll have to repost. Grrrr!
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #60
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Long summer trip to Moab Part 5 Mesa Verde NP.

Hello my Airstreaming friends! It has been a while since I have been able to get much computer time in. So here goes.
Mesa Verde is a place that we've driven by maybe four times on other trips and never stopped. We should have stopped, but there is a reason for everything. I wasn't really sure how impressed I'd be with ancient Puebloan cliff dwellings. I did enjoy the history and culture. I still think the aliens kidnapped them all. The entrance road to the park is a very pretty drive. There are lots of nice turn outs that you can see the Mancos valley.
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The top of the mesa is pretty flat with a southerly slope. It is hard to imagine living here and farming enough food to feed a family through the winter.
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This is cliff palace. This is the largest of the dwellings. It is a sight to see. This is the one on all the post cards.
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We also went to balcony house dwelling. That is the hardest dwelling to get to. It involves a bunch of ladders and tunnels. It was also the best tour.
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All in all, Mesa Verde was worth the small entrance fee. We saw some interesting culture and history of America.
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Did the rear end sag in the Sequoia cause you any problems? Were you using a WD hitch? Looks like this was with everyone out of the TV. Any thoughts of changing your TV or staying with it?
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No. It didn't cause any problems. Yes I have a very old Reese WD hitch. It needs some fine tuning. I will not be changing tow vehicles. I may might get a new hitch and some different tires for the Sequoia. See this post. Lots of towing/hitch set up stuff from Rednax. There is also a good article about tow vehicle tires in the current issue of Airstream Life by Andy Thomsen.
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