….. but we were all totally, totally blown away by it all ….. there were tears, there was laughter and there was a whole lot of awe and wonder …… we definitely saved the best till last!!! OMG!
Our guide was Charlene and there was NOTHING she didn’t know about the native Anasazi people, their history, their culture and their legends and stories, she held us spellbound and in the palm of her hand for the whole day.
She took us to The Lost City Museum first, where we were able to see a replica of a house where the Anasazi people would have once have lived. We read everything there was to read in the museum ….
……. even Nigel had a go, he needed to sound out some of the bigger words, but he was so totally entranced and thirsting to know more, like a damp sponge!
It was HOT, VERY HOT – 100 degrees, but we had remembered to bring lots and lots of water …. I think mine was all perspired out of me as soon as I swallowed it!
…….something so beautiful ……
…….it would make us gasp ……
and take our breath away ….
….. we just wish we could be more poetical.
….. our pictures just don’t do it any justice …. and don’t really show you just how mahooooosively mahoooosive everything was …. as there was just nothing to compare things too.It was just too, too, too, too ……… for words!
Especially the heart in the sandstone, we took turns to sit in it and contemplate for a while, to reflect on our holiday of a lifetime holiday, and how very fortunate we are ……. and to make a wish.
Charlene played us “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” when we went into a particularly stunning valley called Rainbow Vista because of all the colours in the rocks and now whenever we hear the song we will immediately be taken back to The Valley of Fire …….and our WONDERFUL day …… the most bestest one of our entire holiday, rolled into one!
Charlene also recommended a restaurant to us in Freemont Street ...... but more of that in a day or two!