Thursday, July 4, 2013

Awesome Arizona - Four Corners Monument

Forget any ideas you had about spending eternity at the Four Corners Monument. 
You can't miss this sign at the welcome building where you pay your entrance fee.
Actually, you probably won't want to spend more than an hour here. 

Although it's certainly unique to have the corners of four states, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona, converge in one place, there's little to do at the site after you finish watching people manipulate their bodies trying to simultaneously place a limb in each state for a photograph. 

The site itself is barren with only a portajohn type bathroom to break the monotony.  

There are, of course, the ubiquitous stands selling Navajo arts and crafts in each state ringing the monument, and I suppose you could tell people you were exhausted from shopping in four states in thirty minutes, but that's about as much excitement as you'll find. 

Practicalities -

It costs $3 per person to enter the monument. 

Many of the arts and crafts were some of the best we saw during the trip.  This is a good place to buy because only Native Americans can exhibit their wares, and all of it must be made by the artisans themselves.  Nothing here was made in China.

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