Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way…Montezuma Castle

Posted: May 29, 2015 in Travel, Weekly Photo Challenge
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I’m popping in for just enough time to answer the Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way.  Then it’s back to very little internet until next week.  I’m enjoying my unconnected time, connecingt instead with family and nature.  But I do miss all of you and look forward to being able to interact more.  As I said in a previous post, thanks very much to everyone who visits and comments even when I can’t return the favor right now.

Michelle mentioned how she takes her camera with her on her trips and often comes across many wonderful photo opportunities “on the way” to her ultimate destination.  That’s one blessing of a phone camera: it’s always with me!  While her lovely photo was taken from a plane, I mostly drive, so my photo is one from a stop on the way from one place to another.  On our way from Mesa to Sedona, Arizona, we stopped at Montezuma Castle, where we saw this cliff dwelling.  The Sinagua lived here for about 250 years before abandoning it for unknown reasons.  Designated a national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906, visitors could originally climb into the cliff dwelling.  But the practice was discontinued in 1951 to prevent further damage. The area has nothing to do with Montezuma, but was coined by early settlers.

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Comments
  1. Oh wow…can’t believe people lived there!

  2. ladygrace33 says:

    Beautiful and very special place 🙂

  3. Lovely photo. Enjoy your family time.

  4. Mother Hen says:

    Very interesting! It looks like it would be quite challenging to accomplish this..

  5. I just visited there last Saturday!

  6. thirdeyemom says:

    Lovely Janet! We actually passed by this spot but didn’t stop due to timing but I wish we had the chance. It is beautiful! Have a lovely trip!

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  9. Lena says:

    It is a lovely “on the way”- photo!

  10. Sue says:

    Fascinating place….

  11. fgassette says:

    I visited there a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much.

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