October 17 to 19, 2004 - Four Corners area of Colorado

On October 17th we made our way out of Moab and headed to Colorado.  Our maps still had the old "US666" highway numbers so we missed the turn on US491 in Monticello, Utah.  We quickly recovered.  After 138 miles were were camping at the Sleeping Ute RV Park in Towaoc, Colorado on the Ute Mountain Indian Reservation.  

We went over to the casino, which was next to the campground, and looked at the buffet menu and ended up going back to Cortez, Colorado for an unexciting dinner at Golden Corral. 

October 18th we decided to go to Four Corners.  Diane had been here in her youth, but it was new to Bill.  It was cold and windy.  We paid our money to the Navaho Tribe.  Here is the Four Corners, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona come together here.

A woman tourist kindly took our photo standing in multiple states.  The cold wind was not kind to Bill in this photo.

Next we went into Shiprock, New Mexico to find some lunch.  We drove around town looking for a busy place and the only place in town with many cars was KFC.  It was about the best KFC we have ever visited.  They had long lines with people making custom orders and not only were they getting the orders correct, they were courteous., they were fast, the place was clean, and the food was fresh.  We were the only whites in the place, the rest were Native Americans, but we felt welcome and were treated like everyone else.  It was obvious why that KFC was the most popular place in town for lunch.

Then we went to Mesa Verde National Park to see the Cliff Palace, Part 1, Part 2

October 19th we spent the day at Mesa Verde National Park, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Now we were ready for the FMCA rally in Farmington, New Mexico.

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