More than half way into our field trip, I think it was fair to say we were quite familiar with each other and our routines. At this point in the trip, London, university, England, all seemed worlds away and it felt like living in a dream world of motels, dollars, Fran’s van and the endless open road. I really can’t put into words what it feels like to live out of a suitcase for weeks on end, with people you hadn’t seen, let alone spoken more than two words to before this trip – it’s totally indescribable. Anyway, waking up in Bluff felt different to the other places I’d woken up in. For starters, I was waking up in a room ALL TO MYSELF (hahahahhahahaa), and for seconds, it felt more like the wilderness (you’ll see what I mean when you see the pictures).
It would be wrong and wholly untruthful of me if I didn’t describe Bluff as barren! It felt as though Bluff was one street with a couple motels and restaurants parked alongside it, with a minimart. I think that if it hadn’t have been for the television in my room, Bluff would have definitely been the most remote place we’d stayed in.
After breakfast we clamoured into the vans and headed off for the Natural Bridges, but not before stopping off at another Center, where I miraculously experienced Natural Bridges before everyone else did hahaha 😉
The number one thing I love about nature is that it never ceases to amaze me and it makes me fall in love with it over and over again.
Following the “food” incident of yesterday, we thought it wise to eat at another place tonight, so we walked up the road to Twin Rocks Café, and sat down to a very filling meal!
I had the Navajo burger which is basically a burger in fry bread. If you’re not familiar with fry bread, it’s simply dough that’s been deep fried. It’s super yummy and tastes kind of like those chicken ball things you get with Chinese food (but without the chicken obviously).
After dinner we headed back to the motel and I climbed into bed with watch Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal!!!! It was out of this world, watching my two favourite shows with everyone else on twitter and not having to watch it online on Friday!
Tomorrow we move on from barren Bluff and visit Monument Valley and settle into Marble Canyon. See you then.