Waking up in Mesa Verde National park was a delight. Sunlight streaming into the tent erased most of the memory of the night. If the tent flap hadn't been left open by mistake, it might have been warm, and if the air bed hadn't deflated, I wouldn't have felt the pyramid shaped stones I was laying on. Amanda's wonderful breakfast burritos set us up to conquer a day exploring incredible cliff face dwellings made by the Anasazi Indian tribes between 600AD and 1200AD. Made of mud brick, these dwellings were originally cut into the ground, then as the tribes became more skilled, entire communities built multistory dwellings under rock overhangs on the side of canyon walls.
After a hot and tiring day, we hit the road again. By 7pm we were out of Colorado and into Utah.