Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Honeymoon: Chaco Canyon

















Based on a friend's recommendation, we drove to the Northwest corner of New Mexico and out on a 20 mile dirt road to Chaco Canyon. There are a massive amount of 1,000 year old pueblo ruins at this isolated site. It's basically the Machu Picchu of North America. And also super harsh, isolated, dry and cold (so cold! our tent froze overnight). Why would they have chosen this place to build a 600 room, four story ancient pueblo "convention center?"

We spent two days here, hiking the almost deserted park and exploring the ruins. At one unexcavated pueblo far out on the 6 mile Pueblo Alto trail, we even identified a shard of Chaco coil-style pottery. Our campsite was on top of the what had been the last occupied area and was full of petroglyphs on the rock walls. An amazing and strange place.

















You can see all our photos from New Mexico here
. Tomorrow: Arizona and our brief conversion to rednecks.

4 comments:

jackiewd said...

This question is unrelated to your lovely honeymoon pictures...I also have fine, curly hair and my friend and I are putting my hair up for my wedding in March. How happy were you with the "Set" product? Did you use medium, light, or extra hold? Thanks!

MrsEm said...

I use Set Light. It's really good for promoting and setting curls closer to your head (which is hard with fine hair). I usually put some mousse on the ends and Set on the top and let it dry naturally. And it helps keep the curls going all day, which isn't normal for my hair. Definitely test it out a few times first.

As a side, you made a good decision doing your own hair! Nobody knows your curls as well as you do!

Mama de Saga said...

My husband and I were married in Taos 10 years ago. We then camped around the western states for a month. These posts have been so fun to read because we visited so many of the same places. We have returned since to camp in NM and Co.

jackiewd said...

Thank you much for the info and advice! I agree, every time I've gone to a hairstylist, I've been a little frustrated with how much they fight my hair.