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Monday, October 12, 2009

Four Corners

Since we were close by Four Corners, we took a short side trip over to see the place where four states share a common point. The Four Corners Monument is on Navajo land so it is one of the few parks and monuments on this trip that does not offer at least a discount to holders of The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass. (One of the benefits of being over 62 years in age!)

After paying three dollars apiece, we drove the short distance up to the monument.

Several families were there, with the kids taking turns placing one hand and one foot in the four different states. A convenient stand is provided for taking pictures of the kids.

The actual survey marker is about seven inches in diameter and lies in the center of the monument.

The area surrounding the monument is filled with small shops selling Navajo crafts. Silver jewelry, sand painted pottery and fried bread is all available.

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