May 30, 2011 A good day. Since we had gotten back to the hotel early and eaten earlier than usual, we went to bed a little earlier than we had. Because of that, we got up early. Actually, I woke up early and couldn't go to sleep; I was awake at 5:30am.
In Mexican Hat, we stopped by the San Juan River at the San Juan Inn, just to let Bar see it. This is the motel where Gary and I stayed when in the area, and it is on the banks of the river. I think it's a beautiful place. She seemed to like it as well. The place was swarmed by bikers; mostly Harleys.
Finally, Mesa Verde. We stopped in Cortez to get a room and then went into the park to see what was there. We bought tickets for two "climbs" into the ruins for tomorrow. It should be educational and entertaining, seeing the actual homes the indians lived in hundreds of years ago.
Dinner at a local eatery. Mine was good; Bar's was not good. Then in for the night.
Tomorrow--two climbs and on to Moab.