Sunrise on Valley of the Gods by jwoodphoto on Flickr
You see, I've always wanted to visit Monument Valley and I probably followed a link related to that. Maybe it was the picture above?
Anyway, the Valley of the Gods is apparently a smaller version of Monument Valley:
Many people have seen Monument Valley, the vast, iconic desert on the Arizona-Utah border that’s gorgeously interrupted by colossal sandstone monoliths, like bulky ships sailing an ocean of sand. Most often they’ve seen it in the context of a Hollywood shoot-’em-up with cowboys like John Wayne twirling six-shooters and dodging arrows. But few people know that 40 miles up the road there is another monumental valley—a geological Mini-Me known as the Valley of the Gods. A quarter the size of its famed neighbor, it has dozens of equally spectacular sandstone sculptures and spires, but on a smaller scale. What they lack in size, they make up for in brilliant color and variety. And best of all, you’re unlikely to see a single tourist bus here.
Excellent. I'll have to visit one of these days.
The most amusing thing about this article, however, came at the very end: the food recommendation.
A visit here isn’t complete without a stop at Twin Rocks Cafe, at the foot of a pair of natural sandstone towers, for a Navajo taco—chili, lettuce, and cheese served on fry bread. It’s a little like eating taco fixings slathered on a doughnut, and it’s surprisingly tasty.
Taco fixings on a doughnut? Homer Simpson would be proud! :-)
Posted by jzawodn at September 14, 2006 05:12 PM