This morning we drove out to the location of the concrete arrow I spotted from the sky on Day 946. Unfortunately, when we arrived at the road that would take us to the arrow, there was a sign indicating that the road entered Laguna Pueblo land, and that a permit would be needed to enter. Disappointed, we returned to the RV. I love the street sign leading to our host, Paramotor City Glider Shop:
B said goodbye to Cowboy (pictured), and Hobo:
We said goodbye to Michelle. Thanks for hosting us and fixing my wing!
We drove east for ten miles or so to the next concrete arrow site, LA-A #69. We parked the RV and walked south between an RV park and a truck repair business:
We skirted the southern edge of the RV park and crossed the fence on the left:
Where the “road” turned, we went straight:
Found it! This is our fourth concrete arrow site!
The tower supports are still attached to the center of the arrow, with the arrow extending into the distance:
Retracing our steps, we returned to the RV and continued east and north to Petroglyph National Monument:
The kids completed their Junior Ranger workbooks and received their badges and patches:
We hiked one of the many trails that pass by the over 10,000 petroglyphs in the park, most of which were carved between 1300 and 1600:
The Macaw depicted in this petroglyph is not native to the area, but Indians in this area were part of a trade network that extended all the way to South America, so Macaws did find their way here:
After getting gas (only $1.59 for diesel!) and replenishing our meat supply at Trader Joe’s, we drove north towards Santa Fe. During the drive, Trish made this owl hat for B to match her owl-themed pajamas:
We continued north and east to overnight at the Walmart of Santa Fe. See the trip map for today’s drive and our current location.