Today we took the truck for an oil change at the local Dodge dealership. We worked on our handwritten journals while we waited. Once we were done we headed to the Gallup Saturday Flex Market. Boy was it amazing. Nothing like the flea markets back home. The majority of the booths were local crafts and food mixed with trunk junk sales. We stuck out like sore thumbs in an area of Mexican immigrants and Navajo Nation members.
We tried new foods like fry bread, covered in cinnamon, sugar and honey. Mom liked an item called Kneel Down Bread. It was basically ground wet corn put into a corn husk and baked. Mom claimed it was insanely yummy! They also called them Navajo tamales.
After the flea market we just poked around to see what we could find. We opted to drive across the border into Arizona and visit the Navajo Nation. We toured the visitors center and learned all about the “Long Walk” as the Navajo were taken from their land to Fort Sumner and then their march back to their land after the treaty was signed.
On the reservation was a National Zoo! Everything was free.
We enjoyed the Forked Hogan.
We saw lots of animals that the Navajo hold dear. The coyote was one of my favorites.
They had an albino raccoon.
The bobcat was taking a nap in the tree.
Emmerson loved the Mexican Wolves.
We found silly places to have our photo taken.
We stopped back at Genaro’s for dinner again tonight. Last night it was awesome and I had a huge sopapellia and fried ice cream after my cheese crisp dinner.They have amazing food.
I thanked the Kokopelli for a rain free day.
After dinner we all helped tidy up the travel trailer. E and I were in charge of dusting and putting things away.
Mom and Dad have a separate bedroom. Mom was working on blogs and laundry all evening.
Our general living space. With the slide our we have a decent amount of space. E and I sleep in the bunks on the left (they are full sized beds) and the bathroom with toilet, shower and tub is behind the closed door. There is also a sink and cabinet outside the bathroom. We are making it work. We have to declare intentions before entering the bathroom and make sure no one else needs a quick trip. Most of our shows have been in campground facilities but we are starting to use the shower in the camper more.
It looks small but it seems to work. Dad and Mom did a lot of organizing up front before we left to make sure it all worked well.