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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

My World Tuesday - The Gypsy life of a seasonal Park Ranger



Sunset over the Montezuma Valley from Mesa Verde National ParkWhile in Texas visiting my parents during the winter of 2005 I accepted a job from Mesa Verde National Park in southwest Colorado so I had about 1200 miles to go...(read more here)

30 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

I would so love to be there someday!

Amanda said...

I have been to Mesa Verde several times! It is so magical and unique. Man o man! was it hot in the summer. I loved exploring the whole 4 Corners area. I lived in Durango briefly. I bet it has changed a lot since then.

Tranquility said...

Oh my goodness - that was so informative and interesting! I can hardly wait to visit it in person!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I loved Mesa Verde when I visited it many years ago. It's truly incredible.

Louise said...

Such adventures. I can't even imagine not knowing what I would do/where I would go next.

I've not been to Mesa Verde since I was a child. We have talked about going there several times since living so close; however, I'm really glad for this post because there is just no way our youngest could handle that. We'll wait a few years.

fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: What a neat look at the park with all its beauty. I would like to visit but that climbing would be tough on these old knees.

Carver said...

What a fascinating glimpse into your world. I'd love to go there some day. All of the shots are great and that lizard was so colorful.

George said...

Thanks for the brief tour of Mesa Verde. I would like to see more, so I guess I'm going to have to go there myself. But I really appreciate the introduction you've given.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a super post gaelyn. i love mesa verde and have experienced it up close and personal. a real national treasure in no uncertain terms.

your photosgraphs are great.

thanks for sharing
take care

erin

Janie said...

I visited Mesa Verde years ago. I'd love to go back. What a great post with so much information and interesting depictions of the dwellings. And that pic of the hummingbird...fantastic!

imac said...

Very interesting post and great photos, looks a lovely place to visit.

Guy D said...

Wow what a great myworld post, thanks so much for the tour, and the pics were outstanding.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Babooshka said...

This looks like a magical place. The long post was needed for both the images and text. I think this will now be on a lot of peoples to do list.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's definitely the good life: the perfect combination of hitting the road and hunkering down. Can't beat the desert life (as long as you have water)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

I have been told this is so worth a visit and your post just confirms it. Beautiful and fascinating about the caves.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great post. It has been years since I've been there. I need to go back.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Another brilliant post Gaelyn. I would love to make my home in those caves!! That is a lovely looking lizard.

Swarna said...

That was fascinating! And I liked those long shots. Thanks for sharing.

Marites said...

the ladders look scary but I'll go up there. The first time I've seen the Spruce Tree House is in Shenzhen, China (Windows of the World). They have miniatures of fascinating parts of the world and i got curious with it. Now, you got my questions answered about the place. Really cool. Hope i can go there someday.

Esther Garvi said...

What a world!!! I love it, and since I'm not sure I'll ever have to opportunity to visit, thanks for sharing it!

Warm greetings,
Esther

Diane C. said...

Thank your for the fascinating tour of Mesa Verde. I've never been there. Climbing the ladders looks a little scary, but I'm sure it's well worth it. Your pictures are breathtaking!

antigoni said...

Awesome photos. My hubby liked the one with the lizard. Great post!

dAwN said...

I love that place! When visiting a few years back I did just as you said..i envisioned what it must have been like.
Very cool...I have a video of it that I took..
check it out...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiNBxryrlqo

i will stay tuned for the next episode...

RuthieJ said...

My parents took us there on a family vacation about 37 years ago, but I didn't appreciate it as a teenager. I hope to go back someday. Your pictures are wonderful.

mountain.mama said...

It's one of the coolest places I've ever seen, that's for sure! A shorter post would not have done it justice.

Quiet Paths said...

This is my second read of your narrative. Fascinating; I've always wanted to see Mesa Verde and now you've strengthened my resolve.

Susie of Arabia said...

What a terrific and interesting post, Gaelyn! All my years of living in Arizona and I never made it there. I would really love to see it now. Great photos!

dowhatyoulove said...

Wow, beautiful! I didn't get a chance to read the whole thing (I am watching the timer on the library computer count down....I am at 3 min left...). But I loved looking at your pictures! What a beautiful place to get to work!!

Lawstude said...

wow, your world is different. what comes to mind is that geology rocks. thank you for sharing.

let me share my white water rafting adventure to you here

Letícia said...

Gaelyn,
Hi, i liked your blog, i'm from brazil, and i'm travelling around USA for 3 months. I will stay for 2 days in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I saw that you know this region. Its possible to you give me 2 or 3 best sugestions to visit near to albuquerque?

Thanks so much

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