(Chuck) When we left the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, we moved to the Sandia Casino in ABQ for one night of rest and an opportunity to relax with friends as we each assembled our travel plans. Mark and Judie were to spend the rest of the week in ABQ for dog training and Bruce and Dee traveled to Chinle, AZ to Canyon de Chelly National Monument with Jan and I. We spent two nights in the campground and enjoyed the drives on the North and South rims of the canyon to view the ruins. Field glasses were necessary and at each pull off it was exciting to spot ancient Indian ruins across the canyon. It is a very pretty place with colorful rock formations.
|A prominent feature on the South Rim Drive is the 800 foot spire named Spider Rock|
|Jan and Dee on the South Canyon Rim headed down the White House Trail. Jan & Chuck at right going through the lower tunnel on the WH Trail.||Bruce and Chuck hiking across the canyon floor towards the White House Ruins.|