Monday 18th Sept
We had a long drive ahead as our next destination was Moab and we wanted to see Monument Valley and Gooseneck State Park en route so after a quick stop for a Mc Breakfast in Page we set off early (early for us anyway) and were on the road by 9.30.
I was pretty tired on this day I think the Arizona Heat was making me weary so by the time we arrived at Monument Valley mid afternoon I felt in need of a pick me up. We went into the view hotel for a bite to eat and some strong coffee for me before taking the scenic drive around the Valley.
Everyday on this trip we felt we had seen unbeatable sights and yet it continued to amaze us. I wish I had better descriptive powers but this place is amazing. The dirt road is an adventure in itself and with hindsight we probably shouldnít have chanced it in our hire car but thankfully the Rogue suspension held up well and I wonít tell Alamo if you donít.
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It was incredibly hot and dusty but there was a calmness about the place that was almost spiritual. We loved it and wanted to stay for sunset but knew if we did stay it would mean a long dark drive ahead so we headed on to our next stop at Gooseneck passing Mexican Hat on the way.