Summer vacation 2012. The Arendell clan hit the beach, Grand Canyon, Great Meteor Crater, Sante Fe, Las Vegas, Disneyland, Oceanside, Camp Pendleton and all points between during our two week vacation. Great bonding experience, but good to be home.
Sunset driving into Santa Fe.
Spanish Church in Sante Fe
One of many churches in Santa Fe
Driving to cliff dwellings in New Mexico.
Closer to cliff dwellings
Soft rock faces made ideal stone for cliff houses.
Valley where dwellings are...
These areas were remote, with a water supply and provided the occupants with safety.
Jesse in dwelling area.
Dwellings seen in background on cliff face. Cool.
Cliff dwellings continued
They had a strange species of squirrel that had long black ears in the area. Pretty cool to see. It was amazing to think of the families that ate, slept, fought and died in these areas a thousand years ago.