2013 USA Pacific Northwest travel blog

Winslow, AZ - Homolovi Ruins State Park - site 5

Winslow, AZ - Homolovi Ruins State Park - site 5, another view

Albuquerque, NM - Winslow, AZ 0 - our route - 254 miles

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Albuquerque, NM - Winslow, AZ 7 - we ran beside this lava...

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Albuquerque, NM - Winslow, AZ 11 - a store next to the...

Albuquerque, NM - Winslow, AZ 12 - this is along I-40 near...

Homolovi Ruins 1 - who they were and what they built

Homolovi Ruins 2 - some of the rebuilt rooms

Homolovi Ruins 3

Homolovi Ruins 4 - some pretty Emory's Globemallow (Sphaeralcea emoryi) along the...

Homolovi Ruins 5 - a better look at the flower

Homolovi Ruins 6 - Libby patiently awaits our return

Homolovi Ruins 7 - there were many holes around the site but...

Homolovi Ruins 8 - another settlement on the Little Colorado River a...

Homolovi Ruins 9 - not as much reconstruction at this site, the...

Homolovi Ruins 10 - a closer look at the river

Homolovi Ruins 11 - pottery shards collected at the site

Homolovi Ruins 12 - another room at the second site

Sunset Cemetery 1 - the road to the cemetery - Libby was...

Sunset Cemetery 2 - first a little history

Sunset Cemetery 3

Sunset Cemetery 4 - this stone list six people on each side...

Sunset Cemetery 5 - you might notice that eight were under 10...

It was a pretty nice, 254 mile drive from Albuquerque to Winslow, AZ over I-40 which had a good road except for about 30 miles which was a little rough. We have noticed that, both yesterday and today, there were a great many trucks on the road. We are staying at Homolovi State Park where we have a pull-through with 50 amps and water. A dump is located at the exit but we will not be using it. We have a good Verizon signal and no trees to interfere with the satellite.

Shortly after getting set up, we went to see the ruins at two separate areas of the park. The area was settled by the Hopi Indians in the 1300s. Though they have done a lot of work since the park opened in 1993, there is still a lot of work to be done. We also visited the Sunset Cemetery which is a place where a few Mormon pioneers were interred, most of them children and babies.

Tomorrow, we head for Phoenix for a five night stay to visit with my brother, Lonnie, and his wife, Mickey.

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