My sweet, sweet man and I decided it was time for an adventure…
So we headed to Montezuma’s Castle.
(by the way… The Highlighted “Montezuma’s Castle” words… right above…
Well, that was my first Highlighted HyperLink! Thank You Blogging University101!)
Montezuma’s Castle (a cliff dwelling) is a National Monument and was built by the Sinagua People .
A lovely place to visit.
As you walk and tour the lovely area you will see Beaver Creek.
The Sinagua People lived by and utilized this creek for food and travel.
You are unable to go inside Montezuma’s Castle…
but here is a model of what it may have looked like when The Native Americans were living there.
At the top of the Cliff Dwelling there was always someone standing to keep watch.
After touring we went inside the gift shop and I saw this which I found quite interesting!
As we left the parking lot we noticed more smaller dwellings which are prominent around the area…
These areas were used for storage but also to protect their elders. The elders were tucked away from the busier Cliff Dwellings but the elders were also there for keeping an eye out for danger and would alert the others.
Close by is Montezuma Well .
Here there is a long walking trail.
You are able to climb down to the Outlet.
Down at the outlet we were able to see Beaver Creek again…
What goes down must go back up…
The following picture gives you an idea of how far back the rooms go inside some of these dwellings.
You can see another room and who knows if there are any more rooms back there??
A few ducks swimming on the well.
After viewing Montezuma Well we decided it was time to eat lunch.
When in Camp Verde, Arizona
I highly recommend going to…
They are known for their BBQ!
I had their Thursday Special Green Chili Pork Burrito which we split.
The server will split it for you which is very nice.
Thank You so much for stopping by.
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