|Mesa Verde Cliff Dwelling|
"Hey Vanessa! I have a year pass to the national parks that expires in August," my friend told me, "What do you think?"
"What do I think? I think it sounds like an adventure and I'm in!" I insisted that our first stop be at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. It's a place that I'd been wanting to explore for over 5 years. A place of history, mystique and architectural wonder.
It was finally summer and we were off! I'll skip the adventure of the trip down there. That's another story!
We pulled into the campsite at about 11:00 p.m. There were no lights, but it didn't matter because the stars and moon lit up the night sky more enticingly and brilliant than any 4th of July fireworks display.
Luckily, there was one last campsite left. Well, more like half a campsite. No matter, we told each other, we'll find a better one in the morning when people start leaving. Keep in mind, the campsite is dead quiet. No one was stirring… (okay, I won't go there). We were trying to set up our tent, air up our air mattress and settle in as quietly as we could. Shhh I'll apologize to our neighbors in the morning I thought, as I laid down my heard trying to sleep and wondering what Indian lore, legends and insights I would learn about tomorrow.
-Swoooooosh -Would love to be there right now, on a warm summer night, under the rays of starlight and moonlight. The whole summer of adventures ahead of me. But for now, I'll do a mini-daydream and escape for a few memories.
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