What is Mesa Verde?  

bipolybabe 56F
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8/4/2006 6:51 am

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8/6/2006 2:52 pm

What is Mesa Verde?

Mesa Verde National Park is an amazing place to get a feel for the history of the ancient Pueblo Indians who inhabited the cliff dwellings for 750 years before moving on to the plains of the Rio Grande.

That's where we're headed. Click to enlarge the picture on the left-hand side to get a better sense of Mesa Verde.

Are there places you've been where the sense of history has overwhelmed you?

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wickedeasy 68F  
30939 posts
8/4/2006 8:08 am

i once sat for several hours in this hidden chapel in an old manse in england - the energy was profound

BPB - i don't see a pic

You cannot conceive the many without the one.


bipolybabe replies on 8/4/2006 8:26 am:
No picture on the left-hand side? Oh, well. Sometimes life--and blogging on AdultFriendFinder--is like that.

BPB

florallei 100F

8/4/2006 9:16 am

...It looks amazing...so many places in our earth that are breathtaking.
flo


bipolybabe replies on 8/6/2006 2:56 pm:
Mesa Verde was beautiful but what's most exciting is the sense of history, of seeing how people lived, of imagining them scaling the mesa rock walls to gather food, hundreds of years ago.

Highly recommended!

BPB

dandy6912000 61M/60F
3383 posts
8/4/2006 10:21 am

I traveled throught there this spring, wish I would of had more time, very nice country and the surrounding are as well. plan on revisiting it. it was a great ride on the bike in that part of Col. NM and the other 11 states I traveled .
have a great time D & S


bipolybabe replies on 8/6/2006 2:58 pm:
Thanks for the good wishes! We're having a great trip.

BPB

rm_hairpieguy37 80M
325 posts
8/5/2006 5:07 am

Mesa Verde, is nice but what they are doing to restrict your visitation is a damned shame. Plus the new commercialism really gets my goat. However, my fav of the Dead Indian Places, was Hoovenweep. However due to the commercialisation of all the NPs and NMs, it sucks big time. Roads, campgrounds, rangers everywhere. Stay on the path, no pets, don't do this, none of that. I am sorry you weren't here just a few years ago, when you could visit what you wanted to visit without a ranger holding your hand. While you are in the area, a couple places that are still pretty good are, "Edge of the Cedars,in Utah, and there are someother small ruins around the Cortez area that are not soo restricted as MV and Hoovenweep. Lowery Ruins is 1 I was at last year. It has a protective roof over the ruins but no rangers and has not been "restored", has a nice picknic area, and parking place. Its only a few acres and surounded by private land but it gives a great feeling of what those people did loooong ago.


bipolybabe replies on 8/6/2006 2:59 pm:
Lots more "Dead Indian" places to visit!

BPB

rm_4it921 62M
1371 posts
8/5/2006 3:53 pm

The north Antrim coast in Ireland is breathtaking.
Cant think of a fascinating description its just breathtaking.
Take care xxx


bipolybabe replies on 8/6/2006 3:00 pm:
Ireland is definitely on my list of places to see. Thanks for the rec!

BPB

gloriousjourney 40M
62 posts
8/5/2006 7:58 pm

the largest cave system in the world, mammoth cave, in kentucky. there is torch-written graffiti on the celings from the 1800's. also a very surreal cafeteria 1/2 mile below the surface. i recommend the wild cave tour.


bipolybabe replies on 8/6/2006 3:01 pm:
I like the idea of lunching in a cave, especially a wild cave!

Thanks for the rec,

BPB

earthShiva 60M

8/5/2006 11:45 pm

I'm told the best time to see Mesa Verde is in winter. There are places you can reach on XC skis that are otherwise inaccessible. Return trip, hon!

Our choice of Taos was one of those overwhelming moments. Our realtor had found large (50+ acres) property for us on the edge of the Latir Wilderness. I flew out to look, and found a broken arrowhead at my feet. I thanked the land for the blessing, and told it, "I have two boys at home. If I bring this, there will be a fight." I walked another ten feet, and found another arrowhead fragment. So I said to the land, "Thank you. You definitely have my attention now. But I don't know whether you're buying me off and just trying to get rid of me, or whether this means you like us. Can you give me a sign that we are welcome here, and that you want us to come here to care for you?" I walked another fifteen feet, and there at my feet was a perfect, intact Clovis point, somewhere between 9,000 and 12,000 years old. The next day, I came back, blessed the land and said to it, "I don't need any more signs. But, I don't have anything to take home for D. If you wanted to give up something to welcome her, I know it would be appreciated." Without taking so much as a single step, I looked down at my feet, and there was a beautiful, delicate little bird point. D and I had our two pieces mounted and wear them over our hearts every day. We signed a purchase agreement the day I got home.


bipolybabe replies on 8/6/2006 3:03 pm:
I loved your story of the signs for choosing your property in Taos.

Next trip--when I'm sans kiddos--I'll make it out to ABQ (where I have family), Santa Fe and Taos. I love Taos, by the way, and think seeing the Sangre de Cristo Mountain is worth the trip.

BPB

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