Murdo Girl…On the 7 Monument Valley.

We got a pretty early start yesterday morning and drove to Monument Valley in Arizona. Once we got out of New Mexico and into Arizona, the landscape changed from barren desert and sagebrush to towering, beautiful, sandstone buttes. All made by wind and water.

Monument Valley is a Navajo Tribal Park on the border of Northeastern Arizona and Southern Utah. It was the setting for many of director John Ford’s Western Movies. The first was in 1939. The name of the movie was Stagecoach and of course it starred John Wayne.

The drive to Monument Valley…from New Mexico to Arizona, gradually got awesome. Please note the water tower in the 1st photo.

Monument Valley..You will probably see lots of pictures of the same background…one of me and one of Kip. The dogs will be in both.

Kip is really looking forward to our home for the night. We are staying at a beautiful RV Park located on the shores of Lake Powell.


Later that same day

I was unable to make a reservation at the beautiful RV park on the shores of Lake Powell. We didn’t have cell service all day and I forgot it was the week-end. That’s the danger of not knowing  when you’re going to get somewhere.

It’s called Boondoggling 101..or..You Never know Who You’ll Run Into At Walmart.

We called everywhere within a 50 mile radius, but there was no room at the inn. I suggested we go to the Walmart we had seen on the way into Page. We needed a few things, and we could stop and figure out what to do. We noticed there were several very nice RV’s in the parking lot. Then we noticed they had their levelers down and the slide-outs were out. We found a pretty good spot and set up. We have a generator, and a fresh water tank, so we were good to go and feeling very grateful.  There was no cable TV, but you never can find everything you want at Walmart. I’m kidding of course. I will never say a bad thing about Walmart again. This morning we counted 31 other RV’s who had camped out in the parking lot.

We found a spot this morning and made a reservation for two nights. We’re on our way there now. The plan is to set up and take the Jeep to the Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon tomorrow. We might see Zion National Park on Monday.

I hope all is well with all of you!


16 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…On the 7 Monument Valley.

  1. lifelessons October 17, 2016 / 2:53 am

    We used to camp overnight in Casino parking lots on the way home from shows in Reno and Las Vegas..Great because the casinos were open all night and security was good.

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  2. Patti October 15, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    Jim and I were in Monument Valley yesterday, also, on our way from Wyoming to our home in AZ. Do you suppose you were in one of the RVs we passed? Small world.

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  3. scoper07 October 15, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    All beautiful scenery. Thanks for taking us along. Hope the early morning shift change singing in the store didn’t wake you 🙂

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    • Mary Francis McNinch October 15, 2016 / 4:18 pm

      It was a really nice Walmart and within walking distance to McDonalds. You can’t beat that 07

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      • scoper07 October 15, 2016 / 4:25 pm

        Sounds like easy livin’ to me!

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  4. Mari Jackson October 15, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    Who would have thought of WalMart in Page, Arizona having a great parking lot for RV’s? Good for you for your spontaneous creative thinking!

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  5. Jean Robinson October 15, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    My daughter and husband have a big boat on Lake Powell. Wish I had known you would be going by there.

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  6. countrygirl57 October 15, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    A lot of chuckles from the DVis clan in Albany. Glad you were able to find a walmart!!😊😊❤️

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  7. sanjuan831 October 15, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Fabulous! I have always wanted to go to Monument Valley and have seen Stagecoach about 5 times. Lake Powell is supposed to be super huge & pretty —so sorry parking lot at Walmart had to substitute . Were the dogs disappointed?

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    • Mary Francis McNinch October 15, 2016 / 2:47 pm

      No..we didn’t tell them they were homeless. Are you having fun? Happy BD to Omid. ( did I spell it correctly?)

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      • sanjuan831 October 15, 2016 / 3:09 pm

        Yes! Having fun. I am Making two pies for tonight & Omid’s mom is making tons of great dishes for 16 people tonight – Omid’s bday party. Ninny is doing a good job keeping their big German shorthair pointer under control . Stole his bone even./ Yes…You spelled it perfectly!/ Caitlin says hi!

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