Thursday, May 19, 2011

WINDOW ROCK, AZ

IMG_1224The wind cooperated and we got out while the gettin’ was good. We made it to Window Rock and parked overnight in the parking lot of the Navajo Nation Museum. We visited the museum but out of respect for the Navajo we didn’t take any pictures.

IMG_1230 The town is named for this fabulous rock sculpture. With the statue of the Code Talker in front of it, it really is an incredible sight.

 

 

IMG_1234 We drove back to Gallup, NM for dinner at the Badlands Grill. Highly recommended. We both had French dip sandwiches and they were the best we’ve ever had. Next time, and there definitely will be a next time, we’re going to try their steaks. If their sandwich is this good, I can’t imagine how good their steaks are going to be.

IMG_1238 These were our neighbors for the night. Since we’re on the Navajo Nation land, they allow their horses and cattle and dogs to run free, so you really need to be careful when you’re driving down the road.IMG_1240

11 comments:

  1. Did you happen to read Laurie and Odel's blog today?

    http://laurieandodel.blogspot.com/

    I was reading her blog and knew exactly who she was talking about, so I sent her your link :) Yep, those dogs are adorable.

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  2. gorgeous photo of Window Rock..never seen one with the statue!

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  3. That looks so peaceful! Hope you are soaking up the atmosphere.

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  4. Great shot with the Code Talker!

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  5. Looks beautiful! But that fog(???) looked really scary! Stay safe.

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  6. Looks like a great place to visit. That's a terrific picture of Window Rock and the Code Talker - well done!

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  7. That picture of the Code talker in front of the arch is fantastic!

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  8. Oh how I wish we were still on the road somewhere in the Southwest. Whenever I see pics like Window Rock I just want to get in the Motor Home & head right back to the land of enchantment.......

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  9. Really nice photos.....like Al...I miss the west.

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  10. OK, the Badlands Grill is now on my list.

    When we were in that area last time I bought a coloring book about the code talkers. Fascinating! It's still hard for them to talk about it because they had the need for secrecy so firmly drilled into their minds.

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