On day eight we covered a lot of territory.
The first stop was Edge of Cedars Museum. This is a Utah State Park in danger of loosing its funding. It has an amazing collection of artifacts, well curated. I had wished we had more time.
The ruins on the the site included a kiva that visitors can climb down into.
It was a cloudy day, if it had been sunny I could have captured shadows from the cutouts in this sculpture.
The many sculptures were an added bonus to the site.
The Next stop was Gouldings Trading Post for Navajo Tacos. They seemed more like tostados to me but by any name they were quite good.
The sky was perfect for this iconic image of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.
Our final stop of the day was a Navajo Culture Center in Page, AZ. I had mixed feelings about this place. It wasn't run by the Navajo Nation and the man who ran it seemed to have an agenda beyond teaching about his culture. We did learn some interesting facts about weaving and tradition but I left feeling conflicted.
These dancers were very good but they were dressed in the tradition of plains tribes doing dances from plains tribes. We were told that Navajo dances couldn't be performed because it wasn't the proper season.
I would have rather spent more time at Edge of Cedars, there was a lot I didn't have time to see and I think I would have learned a lot more.
You can find many view of this wonderful world of ours at That's My World, Tuesday, hosted by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.