Nov 2, 2019
The Lords first speak from the sacred place of Canyon de Chelly, which lies in the remote yet inhabited Navajo Nation of northeastern Arizona. Since leaving Las Vegas they've been running from the bitter winter cold, their tent-camping spirits warmed by campfires outside, their bellies with delicious meals cooked on their camp stove. After Vegas they visited Cochise's Stronghold, famed for the 19th Century Apache Chief's evading capture (located in the Dragoon mountains of Arizona). The couple walked the eponymous trail leading to Cochise's sacred, yet undisclosed burial place in the rocky hillsides. Along the way they find an interesting animal specimen. Next, they visit a many thousand-acre cattle ranch and marvel at that lifestyle, gratefully staying warm inside. Then they visit the restored remains of the sacred city of the Ancestral Pueblans (formerly called the Anasazi) in Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico. The magnificent ruins speak of the Ancient Ones who lived there from 800-1200 AD, when the bustling city was abandoned for unknown reasons. The Lords' whirlwind tour, driving to escape the cold, ended that very morning. This chilly November day was perfect for a drive through the breathtaking landscape of Monument Valley, located at Four Corners on the Arizona-Utah border in occupied Navajo land. Now the Lords are headed to visit their friends on the Acoma Pueblo outside of Albuquerque.