Welcome to Colorado!
We left Canyon de Chelly bright and early. Cheryl asks, "Are we going oversees?" Jim and I gave her a blank look. Chris turns to us and says, "she means overlooks!" That girl is a laugh a minute!
We hit the overlooks (or oversees) on the way out of Canyon de Chelly. It was really beautiful looking down from the rim! It's a much nicer view of the whole canyon than from the bottom.
Here's the kids messing around at the top of Canyon de Chelly.
Then we hit the road on the way to Mesa Verde National Park. What's a trip to Mesa Verde without a stop at Four-Corners. Here's the kids standing where Colorado, Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico all meet. There is nothing much here except a plaque and a bunch of local jewelry vendors.
We drove into Mesa Verde kind of late. We got one of the last rooms at the National Park lodge and took a quick look around before sunset, when everything closes. Here is our first look at Mesa Verde.
We signed up for a couple of tours for tomorrow: Cliff Palace and Balcony House. Balcony House has an 18" tunnel that we need to crawl through. They had a virtual tunnel setup at the ranger station, and Jim had to make sure he would FIT before we paid for the tour.
So, We made it to Mesa Verde.
And touring Mesa Verde is on the agenda for tomorrow!