Thursday, December 11, 2008


I’ve been wanting to go to the Tuzigoot National Monument ever since a couple we met (Bud & Pat) at Thousand Trails Chehalis told us about it. Tuzigoot (Apache for “crooked water”) is the ruins of a village built by the Sinagua. It’s an amazingly well preserved village that was discovered in the 1930’s. Here is a website if you want to read a little more about it. We are about 12 miles away so we decided to go this morning. Glad we did, it was interesting. The entrance fee is $5.00 per person but they are a National Monument so they accept the Senior Golden Pass too which Dave happens to have. Besides the ruins they have a small museum of artifacts.

From Tuzigoot we were about 8 miles from Jerome, AZ. We have had a few people tell us we should visit there so we did. There are a number of galleries and quite a few shops so we did some wandering. Jerome is up on the hill, actually we were above the 5,000 ft. level there! Great views and a really cute town.

After we got back I got some stuff I needed to mail so I went back into Cottonwood and braved the crowds at the Post Office. I also stopped at Walmart, replaced the dishes that broke on our move a couple days ago, and bought groceries. Whew!! A lot of running around this week!

Top: Tuzigoot up on the hill
Middle: View from Tuzigoot
Bottom: Tonights moon
Video: Tuzigoot National Monument… I’ll do a video of Jerome tomorrow!

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