• Mesa Verde with Dad

    by  • June 12, 2016 • Camping, Colorado, Friends & Family, Hiking, Pictures, Popup Trailer, Vacation • 2 Comments

    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!


    I live in Denver, Colorado, and I love it here. I love to organize events and do fun things with my friends, so you'll see a lot of that here. My first group started in 2002 when I put TrailDamage.com together, and we're still going strong. That's where the term "Monicarchy" came from. Obviously, it's a play on my name, but it also reflects that my groups are rarely democracies. We usually go where I want and when I want to go, and I'm lucky to have friends with the same interests. I also organize a movie group, a dinner group, and a group focusing on random nonsense.  Even though I'm fortunate to reign as a monicarch in many situations, we can't have what we want all the time. I'll have things to say about that, of course, and you can find my ramblings here. Thanks for stopping by!

    2 Responses to Mesa Verde with Dad

    1. Mom
      June 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm

      Beautiful pictures and a nice tour. Using the zoom slowly on the keyboard made for easy reading of all the information you posted. It is a good thing they did not have McDonalds back then. They were such agile people and had to be in perfect shape with all the rock climbing, ladders, and tunnels, etc. Their lives depended on healthy bodies. It was a most interesting culture and their house building was fascinating. Thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful country and sunny days had to another plus for this trip..

      • Monica
        June 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm

        I’m glad you enjoyed it — I know that I did! It’s amazing what they built without decent tools.

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