Camping at Monument Valley

View From Campground

For the next couple of nights we’re camped at Goulding’s Campground at the foot of Monument Valley. The view from the campground is shown above (we actually have to walk a couple of hundred feet from our campsite to see this). But the campground is beautiful itself surrounded by cliffs and red rock formations.

Our campsite is a little more reasonable than that of last night. We’re in a spacious pull thru with trees, a picnic table and all the shore power, water and sewer hookups.

Monument Valley Campsite

Even though it is early in our proposed journey, we are suffering from a couple of minor drawbacks. Foremost is that the automatic leveling jack system which was working perfectly at home has now decided to stop functioning. We can live with that since most campsites are fairly level and we can live with a little tilt. Other problems include the DVD player, which failed to function last night when we wanted to put on a video. We wound up watching the DVD on one of the computers.

Problems aside, we are here to relax and enjoy the scenery. Damsel wants to go to the main hotel complex down below to do some gift shopping and such. She will be enjoying that for sure. I’m enjoying the peace and quiet (not that at home is otherwise) but away from the retirement routine.


  1. drjim said,

    August 13, 2019 @ 20:24:48

    Stunning! I’m glad my son came with me when I moved here, as we saw some spectacular scenery on our way through Utah.

    I just looked at a map, you’re nowhere near an Interstate! I’ve gotten used to the two-lane “County Highways” here, just like back in Illinois where I grew up, and the “State Highways” are quite good, and fast in good weather.

    I’m assuming AZ highways are in equally good repair, and like the roads here, are in far better repair than the roads back in Kaliforniastan!

  2. CapnBob said,

    August 14, 2019 @ 09:14:33

    Yep - the scenery was spectacular! We will have more tonight and tomorrow.

    The roads were all pretty good with the exception of the spots under repair.

    The internet is pretty slow since we can only get 3G which is shared with others. Painful to upload images, but it should be better tomorrow PM (Thursday).

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