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Jun 30, 2012 - Monument Valley

De Page a Monument Valley UT Distance paarcourrue 124 milles Campground Gouldings RV Park Je coucher 2 soirs Il n'y a aucun campground affilié a Passport et je dois me résigner a payer le gros prix mais le paysage en vaut la peine: le parc est situé entre deux montagnes de roches rouges de Monument Valley. En faisant les recherches du voyage j'avais vu ces montagnes rouges qui s'élèvent a intervalle irrégulier dans cette immense plaine désertique. De les voir en face de soi, on demeure bouche bée... les termes spectaculaire, fantastique,...

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Jun 1, 2012 - Monument Valley

This morning I took Goulding's three and one half hour Monument Valley Tour. They are located approximately 48 miles south of the Cadillac Ranch RV Park in Bluff, UT where I am staying. The tour started at 9AM and ended at 12:40PM. They take you into parts of Monument Valley that is only accessible by taking an authorized tour. It was a pretty bumpy ride in places and warm but well worth the tour cost. Water is available at all times during the tour. Some amazing sights. The last photo in the group is Mexican Hat Rock, located just north of...

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May 24, 2012 - Monument Valley, UT

Today, we left Durango around 07:00 for a nice drive to Monument Valley, UT of around 175 miles. Very little wind today, but tomorrow on our trip to Grand Canyon will be another story-forecast is very bad with high wind. We are going to get up early and try to get there before noon. Anyway, back to Monument Valley. We are staying at Gouldings RV Park which is right in the middle of the valley with hugh red sandstone all around. Very, very pretty. We took a tour with a native Navajo guide of the valley. You could almost see John Wayne and...

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Apr 27, 2012 - Monument Valley Tribal Park

Friday April 27 Monument Valley Tribal Park A beautiful sunny day and we head out for a 100 mile drive to Monument Valley on the Arizona/Utah border. The air is much cooler and windy, but the afternoon becomes a sunny solar day for our panels on the roof of the RV. It was amazing how miniature we felt in our car near all of these monuments. As we drive the 17 mile loop in our car among these giant monolith stone mesas, buttes, and towers; our dinner cooks in the RV with solar power. The campground here is now closed temporarily so we drive...

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Mar 13, 2012 - Guided Tour of Monument Valley

Monument Valley is considered one of the natural wonders of the world because of the beauty of the enormous "monuments" of stone that have evolved from nature. Many people state that is or could be one of the 8th wonders of the world. If it is not ,then it should be. Our tour will take us on the 17 mile dirt road loop through the best rock forms in the monument and where John Ford and a young actor named John Wayne, made so many of their western movies. Although many other movies have been filmed in the area, tourists consider Monument...

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Mar 12, 2012 - Monument Valley ,Utah - March 12-14

Nothing can describe the feeling you have when you come over a ridge and Monument Valley is the total view from east to West and all around. Perhaps the only camera to catch it would be an IMAX camera. We are staying at Gouldings Lodge & RV Resort because of their location and the many tours offered . Ed says being here just for a couple of hours has brought him complete calm and relaxation.It must be so because when we pulled in and had almost finished setting up he discovered the sewer connection in the ground was plugged .Found this by...

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Oct 31, 2011 - Four Corners and Monument Valley, Sedona and Home

On our way from Cortez, Co. to Monument Valley we took a short side trip to the Four Corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. 3 dollars each to see the monument. The drive through Navaho Reservation was littered with bear bottles for miles and miles. We stayed at Gouldings Rv Park, it was really nice and we had a great view again. Visited the original home of the Gouldings, now a museum to them and the movies John's Wayne and Ford made in the area. We took a guided tour of the Navaho Tribal Lands with our knowledged Navaho guide....

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Sep 28, 2011 - Monument Valley, UT

September 25, 26, 27, 2011 – Monument Valley, UT Goulding’s Camp Park We have been looking forward to seeing Monument Valley. It is like seeing the old west, at least the old west from the westerns of the 30’s and 40’s. Where oh where is John Wayne? Remember the old movie Stagecoach? It was the first of the westerns filmed here in the 30’s. Later, in addition to many other westerns, they filmed another John Wayne film here called She Wore a Yellow Ribbon. The “John Wayne” house from that movie is still here. The Goulding’s Lodge and Camp...

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Sep 21, 2011 - Cortez to Monument Valley, UT

Leaving Cortez a little before 0900, in the middle of rush hour (well, not really), we drove southwest on US 160. We were barely out of Cortez when we entered the Ute Mountain Tribal Lands. We soon passed the Ute Casino with a service station offering fuel about $.20 less than in town, a nice looking RV Park and the casino. Not needing any of those services, we drove on. About 20 miles later, we took a right turn into the Four Corners Monument area. The Four Corners Monument is on Navajo Tribal Lands and is administered by the Navajo Parks...

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Jun 22, 2011 - Touring Monument Valley

GOULDINGS RV PARK-MONUMENT VALLEY,UT 6/22/11 The action started today at 3:30 PM when we boarded a tour buggy...built on the back of a flat bed truck. School bus seats and open air. The driver is the tour guide and speaks to us with a PA system with speaker in our compartment. It was a 28 mile trip thru the back country of Monument Valley on dirt roads...red sand and rocks for a road bed. If I can get out of bed in the morning, I will know that my back surgery was a real success. It was a tough ride, but the only way to see some really...

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Jun 21, 2011 - The Four Corners

GOULDINGS RV PARK- MONUMENT VALLEY, UT. 6/21/11 The first day of Summer is here. Seems like it started in May back in Georgia, with 100 degree days. The people out here think it is hot now..the temps are high, but the low humidity makes it feel cool in the shade. We took our side trip to the four corners today. I think we got out of bed about 0800 and were ready to leave at 10. It's a 103 mile trip over there on two good US highways, so it took less than 2 hours to drive it. The Four Corners Monument is the spot where the state lines of...

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Jun 20, 2011 - Rest and Relaxation

GOULDINGS RV PARK-MONUMENT VALLEY,UT. 6/20/11 This was a rest up and relax day. This is the day we should have been driving down here, as the wind has been just a light breeze. I'm going to have to do more weather research after this before deciding when to hit the road. This morning I did the journal for yesterday. Also spent a couple hours on-line with AOL support trying to figure out why my AOL software won't connect to the internet here.. still don't know, but I'm getting by with Internet Explorer. Ah technology.. Edie got some time...

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