Well I stayed another day, the Winds are horrendous and there's supposed to be a snow storm hitting Flagstaff tonight, good thing I'm not in a hurry. The extra time here has given me a chance to see the Indian ruins that Homolovi State park was designed to protect. It's hard to believe hundreds and hundreds of people lived here in the middle of nowhere, but apparently in the 1200s the Anasazi people were here and built these pueblos that had upwards of 2000 rooms which are now just piles of rubble. It's hard for me to envision what it looked like then but the man hours to build it must've been incredible, one wonders how they had time to find or grow food. But the Anasazi under incredibly difficult conditions managed to accomplish all that but here we are 800 years later and the place still doesn't have Wi-Fi.
To me the most interesting thing to look at is all of the pottery shards and broken pieces of flint that litter the ground. I mean it's everywhere, and I guess when it rains even more is uncovered so there's never a shortage of broken pottery.
The park has been a great place to stay, and the Rangers have been interesting to talk to. And even though the park doesn't have the spectacular ruins that other places have, here you can walk by yourself into the ruins and be able to touch pieces of the lives of these ancient people.I would recommend stopping by if you're ever in the neighborhood.
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