After a day of exploring Flagstaff, my sister and I decided to go to check out the Four Corners Monument rather than stay in Flagstaff for an extra day. It was about a 4 hour trip through the Navajo Nation and along the way we were able to make a pit stop at a Navajo Code Talkers exhibit. It was inspiring to learn about the critical role the Code Talkers played in WWII and to see all of the memorabilia.
Afterwards we continued on our way to the Four Corners Monument. For those of you that don't know, the Four Corners Monument is a place where four state lines (Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah) intersect. Taking pictures while being in four places at once was definitely one for the books. Once we were done taking pictures, we headed towards Colorado to see if we could make it to Mesa Verde for a tour. We were lucky enough to catch one of the last tours for the Cliff Palace where we learned about the ancient Native Americans that used to live there. After the hike, we ended up finding another KOA Campground in Cortez to stay at for the night and rented out the cutest little cabin because we were too tired to set up a tent. It was one of the best decisions we made on that trip because that cabin had the best view of the mountains and made for an awesome place to enjoy my morning cup of coffee.
Learning about the Navajo Code Talkers of WWII
Traditional Navajo Hogan
Four Corners Monument
That one time I was in New Mexico for two minutes...
Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde National Park
The drive through Mesa Verde
Playing around with the settings on my camera
Dinner and beer flights at Main Street Brewery- everything on tap was seriously amazing, especially after a day of hiking and driving
Our cabin at the KOA Campground
The view from our cabin
Morning coffee with one of the best views Colorado has to offer