I had a great night last night. Slept really well for a change with no problems breathing. The difference in altitude makes a real difference to me. Yippee!
I found a place in Prescott Valley that can do the alignment on the RV that is 37 miles away. So we will probably do that Wednesday or Thursday. We started our morning adventure with a car wash for the Honda. It really needed it from all the road spray we picked up going into and out of the Grand Canyon. We used a do-it-yourself car wash and the brush had the thickest, bluest soap I have ever seen. It was so thick that I suspect it was malfunctioning. Anyway, the car is clean!!!
Then we visited Montezuma's Castle. Carol has a lot of details on that visit on her blog so I will try not to duplicate that information. But it was called Montezuma's Castle because the original white men to visit the site thought Montezuma had actually came this far north. Once the structures and remains of tools, implements, etc. were dated though, the site was determined to be over 800 years old.
You can see in the above picture that below the "castle" (a drop of probably 70 feet), there is a nice valley floor where the inhabitants (all 50 or so of them) could farm. The local water source, a creek, is about 100 yards from the wall directly behind the cameraman (me) for this picture.
Jerome is a old mining town literally built into the side of a hill. The road up there is narrow and windy with many switchbacks. Beyond the town, the road continues with sharp turns and steep inclines as you climb to over 7,000 feet. The way back down isn't any better. It is real easy to get car sick on this drive. If you ever saw the Discovery Channel program Modern Marvels and their episode on dangerous roads, there was a segment on the road over the Andes. This road was similar, though shorter, but just as slow.
You can see in the above picture the type of sudden curve we encountered. Most of the time, about 100 feet after the curve there would be another one!
Now to get out the barbecue and grill up some beef!