Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Travel: Monument Valley

Utah was the fourth and final state that we did in our America trip a couple of months ago, and what a different one it was! 

We spent two days in Monument Valley before making the long trip back to Newport Beach, California, and it was like a different world! First and foremost it's so beautiful. It's a strange, unique kind of beauty that I've never seen before. The ground is just covered in sand (as you can clearly see from the photos) that is such an intense red-orange colour. It felt like we were on Mars! The rock formations are so impressive and amazing to look at as well; it's incredible that nature has just made them like that. 

We stopped off at the point in the road where Forest Gump famously stops running. We had a lot of fun and spent about half an hour running up and down shouting quotes from the film to each other and jumping about in the road!

It's a completely deserted place, we drove for absolutely miles without seeing any buildings. There were some little Navajo Jewellery stores (well, huts) on the side of the road selling homemade jewellery and that was it. It's so different to home!

We stayed in a little motel near to the Forest Gump running area, in the middle of nowhere, which was very nice, modern (surprisingly!) and clean. It was run by a Navajo family who also run the only restaraunt around, next door. The restaurant was awesome! The menu consisted of one meal: steak and beans, which was cooked on a swinging BBQ in front of you. You could see that Dad did the BBQ, Mum made the beans and sorted out the kitchen and the son and daughter were the waiter/ waitress. The local beer was called Polygamy, completely tongue-in-cheek considering that Utah is Morman country! The meal and the atmosphere was brilliant, it felt that we'd really gone back to a simple and peaceful time. Although I didn't love the HUGE beetle that just casually walked past our table- imagine a giant black ant the size of your hand- eeeek!

It was such a brilliant experience, I would highly recommend adding it to your bucket list!

What do you think?

Rosy x


  1. I went on a road trip a couple of years ago and this was one of the places we stopped off at. It was absolutely amazing, we took the Sunrise tour and that is one thing I will never forget. It was also fabulous as there was no light pollution at night, which made for some breathtaking star gazing.

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  2. One of my biggest dreams has been travelling across America, and a spot like monument valley has been on the list for some time...to visit a place so different to home like that sounds amazing.
    ...I think I'm going on a binge read of your travel posts now!?

    Sarah xo || time to see the stars ||

  3. The thought of travelling America stresses me out. There's so many places to pick, I'd have never put Utah on my list, but no you've made it even more difficult to whittle down the options!
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  4. I'd absolutely love to visit America, the whole country seems like such an interesting place! It must have been incredible to see that kind of scenery in the flesh x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  5. Great pics - I went to America last year and camped out in Monument Valley overnight under the stars - it was such a lovely experience! x
    Laura at Lola and Behold


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