Are you ready for our weekend adventures (part 2)?! Me too but first I want to tell you that I got a part-time job here. Mostly because my husband was pushing me too, but also because it will be a great way to make some friends, have something to do, and make a little extra cash. I am only going to be working 2 to 3 five hour shifts during the week, and that is just plenty for me. I don't like leaving Bella home ALL day for over 8 hours so this will be just great. Now let's just hope that I don't HATE it! Also, we drove up to south Denver last night to meet one of Husband's college buddies/best friends who was in town for work. We had THEMOSTDELICIOUSUSHI ever. And that is saying something because I have had more then my share of sushi in a handful of states. Husband's friend, Pecos Bill (I decided to call him that since he is from Texas and his name is Billy) ordered a caterpillar roll and when it came out it was topped with avocado that had been sliced up and it really looked like a REAL caterpillar. It even had antennas. My husband took a picture with his phone so as soon as I get it, I am going to show you guys. It was crazy. We also ordered plum sake, which was really good, and little too strong. We didn't get our food for about 40 minutes and were sipping on the sake and at one point all of us were blinking and slightly swaying and had to switch to water. Who knew that stuff was so potent?!
Anyways, back to our adventures at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings.... we came here directly from Seven Falls because it was fairly close. These dwellings are apparently from around 1800. The Pueblo, or Anasazi Indians were known to be a community of farmer's and lived on the land until violent/warring tribes entered the area, which is when archaeologists predict they moved into the cliffs for protection. Eventually the had to abandon their homes due to a drought in the area.
As soon as we pulled up they had teepees set up to walk in.
Bella did NOT want to walk around inside.
|No. No. No. Nooo. No. No. Nooo.|
We were just "wa-wa-waaaainnng" with our mouths. Not racist at all.
|Little fox and running bear.|
Proof of the altitude!
The cliff dwellings. They had to ruin the view will all the railings! BOO!
Behind me is the ceremonial circle which is set down
in the ground and requires a ladder to get down into...
Husband tried cramming his body into places that he shouldn't.
The Indians were apparently much, much smaller people.
I blame the steroids in the food that is making Americans giants...
He made it in!
These dwellings were cool because unlike others, you could walk into every room,
climb the different levels and really get a feel for how they lived...
It was a really fun trip, but I STILL think Cave of the Winds is going to be so much more awesome. We also are going to drive down to Mesa Verde, CO soon...it is about two hours away but has dozens of Indian cliff dwellings. Some require you climb down a 32 foot ladder to get to... scary! But fun. We are also thinking of making a trip to the Grand Canyon, but it is 9 hours away. SO we will see! Hope everyone is having a good Tuesday, and that you all watched the bachelorette last night! If you read my blog you must watch that show because I am going to be talking allll about it!!!