Journal – November 8, 2019

Day 132: Kaibab National Forest, southeast of the Grand Canyon

Sunny and cold.

Today’s crisis: the coffee pot broke! We put 10 ounces of water in and only four came out as coffee. This happened several times.

We stopped at four stores in Flagstaff to find a new pot: Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Home Depot, and Walmart. None of the stores had a pot as small as this one. I can order one on Amazon and have it shipped to one of their lockers.

First, Tom took the pot apart this evening and tried to clean out the water hose. He then ran diluted vinegar through it and several cups of water. He got it working again. Crisis averted for tomorrow.

We went to Wupatki and Sunset Crater National Monuments today. Wupatki are the ancestors to several Pueblo tribes and built many stone dwellings 900 years ago. Parts of the buildings survive.

Sunset Crater is the most recently made of many volcanic cinder cones in the Flagstaff area. I didn’t realize Arizona had so much volcanic activity about 1000 years ago.

We are driving to the warmer areas in the state. This required us to go south of Sedona. We drove through Sedona at four in the afternoon. Realizing this is a Friday and the colors of the trees are probably at peak, we kept on driving through all the heavy traffic and will come back later.

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