P1120434A leisurely start to the day with breakfast at the Far View (good omelette made by an actual person). We gave it some thought and decided to book accomodation at nearby Cortez so we could spend the entire day in the park with note to far to go afterwards. This turned out tio be a very good decision.

Breakfast was followed by guided tours of the Cliff Palace and Balcony House. These took all morning and were very good indeed. Lunch in the park was relatively inexpensive and certainly very welcome as the day had warmed up. Only grip was the non availability of sun screen, I’m somewhat pink on the arms at the moment.

The afternoon was completed with a trip to the museum and a drive around the mesa loop road to see some of the archeological sites and the fantastic views.


IMG 3264Finally we depart after a first rate day to the Retro Motel (no 2 in Cortez) which by now has no vacancies and advance booking was clearly a good thing!

Dinner over the road at the Destination Grill. The hardest part was crossing the six lane road outside to get there. An excellent dinner and we got talking to a party of six pensioners on a Harley trip. Rather too much lubricant was had by all.