Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Rez

Thursday, October 23, 2008 8:10 am

Didn't sleep too well last night. Again. Got up, showered and ate breakfast outside in the cold. Bad coffee. ($1.99 for all you can eat pancakes. Wasn't worth it.) Steve got up, showered and we packed up. Went to Joe & Aggies so Steve could have breakfast. Had more bad coffee. Went to the grocery story and got harassed by a bum. Had an argument. Then got on the road to First Mesa. Stopped for the walking tour which is very interesting (if slightly misinformed). Walpi is the second oldest continuously occupied settlement. It looks like a ruin with some updated construction. Very poor.

We then drove to the Second Mesa where we went to the museum at the Hopi Cultural Center and then got a room. The Hopi are notoriously private, allowing no recording, photos or note taking. It borders on the strange but everyone we interacted with was very friendly.

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