We spent the day on the border of Arizona and Utah. Mostly, we were on the Navajo reservation, but the Hopi reservation is inside the huge Navajo reservation. We visited a trading post where I got to watch a Navajo woman making a rug. I have grown up with native artifacts, since I am Native American, but I never watched someone make a rug. What a lot of work and skill to create such a beautiful object. We traveled to Guilding’s where we had lunch (fry bread sandwiches… Yum) and then toured Monument Valley in a Jeep tour led by a Navajo guide. I especially thought it interesting that the top layer of the buttes are made of a very sturdy rock which keeps the mountains from being eroded away to nothing.