- Day 5 of 21 -
Appena svegli partiamo per la visita guidata (con una guida locale navajo super simpatico) della Monument Valley, che dire, semplicemente pazzesco, siamo rimasti letteralmente senza parole e senza fiato, non ci sono parole per descrivere la sensazione, sembrava di essere su un altro pianeta. La guida ha cantato per noi una canzone tipica dei nativi americani e tornando indietro siamo rimasti in silenzio ad ammirare tutto quello che questa terra poteva regalare ai nostri occhi!
Procediamo direzione Antelope Canyon dove avevamo prenotato il tour del lower (Canyon sotto terra), le luci qua sotto sono fantastiche 🔝🔝.
Infine andiamo a vedere il Lake Powell, meraviglioso un altra volta 😊. Arriviamo in campeggio, solita griglia e nanna 😍❤🇱🇷
✨ In beauty I walk
With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me I walk
With beauty around me I walk
It has become beauty again
✨ Navajo Prayer
After Grand Canyon adventures we took a road trip from Flagstaff to Monument Valley to camp, hike, and explore the beauty, culture, and wealth of Monument Valley and Navajo Nation.
Navajo Nation is a Native American Territory covering over 17 million acres of land across Arizona, Southeast Utah, and Northwest New Mexico. With a combined population of almost 350,000, Navajo Nation is the largest American Indian Reservation in the U.S.
It was after these soulful couple of days that I knew someday I’d be called back. But do you know what my favorite part of visiting Monument Valley was? Of course the amazing landscape, the beautiful drive around the valley floor, the hospitality, and breathtaking sunsets. But my absolute favorite was soaking up a bit of history.
After waking to another beautiful sunrise we wandered to the lodge and found a little museum dedicated to the Navajo Code Talkers.
In 1942, 29 Navajo men joined the U.S. Marines and developed an unbreakable code that would be used across the Pacific during World War II. They were the Navajo Code Talkers. The Code Talkers conveyed messages by telephone and radio in their native language, a code that was never broken by the Japanese. As the war progressed, more than 400 Navajos were recruited as Code Talkers. Later in 1982 President Reagan declared August 14 "National Navajo Code Talker Day," to honor their unique service to the nation.
No matter where I go I loveee visiting museums. Last week, on August 14, I was reminded of this experience as Navajo Code Talkers Day was celebrated on the Rez.
Cheers to always learning and always growing no matter where life takes you! Do you visit museums on your travels?
(Monument Valley - Utah) 🇺🇸Da lontano, le torri frastagliate della Monument Calley paiono rovine preistoriche o bastioni di oro rosso: difficile resistere alla loro bellezza accecante! Da vicino, invece le rocce sono magnetiche e familiari in quanto viste in centinai di film..ma il cinema non riesce a restituire la loro luce cangiante e la loro imponenza..di fronte a loro non si può che rimanere a bocca aperta e...in assoluto silenzio!! #monumentvalley#uta#ontheroad#viaggioinamerica#meravigliedelmondo
Who is out enjoying the Indian Market this weekend in Santa Fe? The official poster and image is amazing. . . .
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“Deego”, which means “up” in Navajo, is the title of this piece. Created by Joshua Tallas - Navajo (Diné) - it was selected as the official poster art for the 97th annual Indian Market. And this is his very first year at the market! He was inspired by the idea of keeping tradition with him as he left the Rez (reservation) to go to college. In this case, the image shows the hogan literally lifting up and away from the Monument Valley landscape where he was raised. To create “Deego”, he digitally merged, or as he says, “smashed” together many images into a single illustration.
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