Friday, May 14, 2010

Montezuma's Castle and Well

With our time in Arizona quickly coming to an end, we decided to take one of our free Saturday's and go on a day trip to check out Montezuma's Castle and Montezuma's Well.  The castle and well are about an hour and a half north of Phoenix and they were amazing.  The castle is actually some of the best preserved cliff dwellings in North America.  It was fun talking to Abby about what life for the people who lived in the dwellings would have been like.  She was very interested in the history surrounding it and asked lots of questions.

Abby and Olivia joined the Junior Ranger program.  Here she is with her journal that she gets stamped at all the national monuments she visits.

The girls off exploring

The cliff dwellings...amazing!

This is the Beaver Creek which is right by the cliff dwellings.

I guess it takes 3 people to push and empty double stroller!

Montezuma's Well was really cool.  Its a sinkhole in the middle of the dessert.

Walking around the well.  You would never guess there was a huge "lake" just a few feet away.

Here is the "well"

Hiking down for a closer look


Susan said...

Great pictures!

Genest Family said...

Wow, hard to believe you are on the move again. Crazy. Glad you have made the most of your time there!

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