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.
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.
This is the spruce tree house. It is the easiest dwelling to reach.
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.
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.