I’d been trying to get to Mesa Verde for the last few years but plans kept falling through. I’ve lived in Colorado since I was in the sixth grade, and I saw it when I was little but I don’t remember it. I asked my dad if he was interested, and he was! He was actually two hours closer to the park from Lakeside, Arizona. We came from two different directions and managed to get to our destination within 15 minutes of each other.
I brought my travel trailer, and the Jeep to tow it. It was the first time I’d stayed in it with someone else, and it worked out just fine. The trailer is a lot bigger than you would think, and we were comfortable. We hiked about seven miles each day for three straight days in the hot sun, and it was amazing and wonderful.
I’ve put the trip together in a Microsoft Sway, below (it’s a big file, so you might need to give it a minute to load). Just roll your mouse pointer over it and select the box with the arrows to expand it to full screen. If you have a slow connection, this might take a bit of time. There are about 300 photos in it.
It was such a great time!