Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monument Valley Confidential

Images of John Wayne and a lone Navajo on a horse come to mind as we stood at John Ford's Point in Monument Valley last week. But Clark W. Griswald tumbling down the sand in 'Vacation' after launching the Family Truckster 50 yards through a road closed sign kept sneaking into my subconscious. I think it was right here that he and his son Rusty shared their first beer.

Aside from movie recollections, get yourself out to Monument Valley soon and see some breathtaking vistas. Take the 17 mile driving loop but be sure to get out of your car and off your 'foam rubber backsides', as Edward Abbey would say. Once away from your car you will start to hear true silence. Your ears will thank you.