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I've dabbled around Albuquerque in the past, but not near enough. So today we went out along Canyon De Chelle's north fork. We spent till 11am looking at more rim shots of the beautiful Canyon.
Here's another ruin....
Indians lived here long before the Spanish of Coronado's time. And of course this was Mexico's land up till little over a 100 years ago, so the Indians and the Spanish have had a long running battle over the years. Even the French, who ruled Mexico for a while got in their licks at the Indians. It's no wonder the Indians sot out hard to get at places to live.
There's a park plaque of a dwelling that is call 'Two Fell' along the cliff top. It's a small alcove some 50 feet from the rim. Story has it that some Spanish soldiers had gotten into the alcove to do a bit of massacring, and one soldier was surprised by an Indian woman that caught him not looking. she knocked him off the ledge. The 'Two Fell' 500 ft to the canyon floor.
Current Indian hogan down there.
After we left the CdeC we travels on the couple hundred miles thru Window Rock and Gallup to Abq. There was a lot of photo worthy scenery, but I had trouble with my camera as I shot while riding, and couldn't look at the shots that I took. I didn't know that the camera was malfunctioning.
We arrived in ABQ around 5pm. It had been running in the High 90 degrees. We decided that it was motel time. We'd last showered 5 days ago in Fredonia. It was time to clean up and catch up on the Net. The night in the motel was well deserved........