The morning that we planned to leave Kayenta we
woke to rain. Heavy rain. Timing is everything - and
since we had stayed ahead of the rain for the rest of the earlier trip,
we decided we should best get on the road and go. So ... we threw
our luggage out the window (literally), loaded up the car, (paid our
bill) and left.
According to the Navajo Nation news, some of the
areas we drove through were flooded within a few hours - badly enough
that they received Federal disaster aid!
We planned to stop at all the Indian Trading Posts
along the way - several of which were marked on our map. We had a
blast doing this. They range from the stereotypical dusty, crammed
full of treasures "general store" to upscale artsy-type stores. By
the time we left Santa Fe, I had accumulated quite a treasure trove of
jewelry and pretty rocks acquired along the way (see the picture later!)