There was a government shutdown, so being in Canyon de Chelly was pretty fortunate for us. Because the park is part run by an Indian tribe, the park remained open and we were able to enjoy it while most other National Monuments were closed. See the night pictures of the Milky Way by clicking here…
I realize this place has a pretty funny name, but I can assure you I encountered no crazy women while I was there.
It was nice to get off the beaten path for a little while. This was at a perfect spot between two of the places we were visiting, a welcome respite from a long day of driving.
Luckily our little rental car made it through some of the muddy paths.