Dust in the Wind

“All we do

Crumbles to the ground”

Kansas

I had high hopes for our trip to Chaco this year, but it turned out that COVID is still keeping some things closed. Chaco Culture NHP is the center of Ancestral Puebloan culture and a place I’d been eager to get back to since our first stop a few years ago. As I planned this year’s trip I made sure that we’d be here for it’s biggest event of the year, the summer solstice. Sadly, all events were canceled this year.

We did hike to Pueblo Alto. It was a pretty, but hot hike. When we got back to the car we saw temps as high as 116. I’d been looking forward to learning more about Chacoan culture, but that was not meant to be this trip. With none of the events we’d been anticipating happening and the sun beating down on us we made the decision to head to Farmington for the afternoon and night. Again I can’t wait to go back to Chaco, but next time we’ll make sure to go in the spring or fall and that the ranger led programs are happening.

Since it’s Father’s Day the girls let me take the first shower, drink the coldest beer, and take a nap. Molly also offered to take on laundry duty. They also took me out for a whiskey and the Three Rivers Distillery and dinner at Mmmm Que Rico. Thanks to them all for being a great family!

Fathering action shot.

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