For the past few years, the trek to Chaco Canyon has been almost a yearly one. Although, I think I missed going last year. However, I did get to go the other week and although the weather was a bit cccccold and windy, we still had a great time. I still have not really seen all there is to see-this place is huge and covers quite a bit of area. I don't know if I will ever feel like I've really seen all that there is to see of Chaco Canyon. It is mind boggling to think that an ancient civilization had such massive structures and a complex societal life. Not to mention the astro-astronomy that took place here. If you ever take a trip to New Mexico, be sure to carve out some time to see this cultural treasure. Well worth the time and effort, but certainly a full day's trip. It's about 2 1/2-3 hours from my door. I know I've posted and written about this before, but I know new eyes land here each week. You can search this blog for other Chaco Canyon postings.
On this particular trip, I actually has a chance to wander around Pueblo Bonita like I never had in the past trips here. The rooms do go on and on. And, I've never been there that late in the day, so the light was so very different from previous trips. I can't even begin to imagine what life was like in what seemed to be a very busy and well populated area so many centuries ago.
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