For many folks, summer is a time for travel. Though we like to travel during the fall, we've done our share during these warmer months.
As is our habit, the Riley girl cousins had our yearly trip in late April. We prefer to be on the road before summer break. This year we went to New Orleans. We'd wanted to tour the cemeteries but decided to take in the free sight and save our money for other activities...like eating binets at Cafe Du Monde. Yum! My very first binet experience. Loved them.
|Historic building on Jackson Square.|
|Macaroni and Cheese with Lobster.|
|Thunderbird Lodge—the grounds|
From there we traveled to Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. We stayed at Thunderbird Lodge on the Navajo Reservation. It was a very nice place, quiet, and surrounded by greenery.
|Ancient ruin seen from the canyon floor.|
|Part of the canyon from above.|
The canyon is filled with pueblo ruins, petroglyphs, and fascinating rock formations. Run by the Navajo people, they guide the tours and share their history with visitors. There is not park entry fee for Canyon de Chelly.
Where will your travels take you this summer?
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