Wupatki National Monument

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During our spring trek to Northern Arizona, we stopped by the Wupatki National Monument, a well-known Native American ruins. It is one of several sites preserving pueblos, ancient villages, and was once habited by the Anasazi and Sinagua Indians in the 12th & 13th century.img_0041_zpskfajykry

In the Hopi language, Wupatki Pueblo means ‘big house’ as it was once a home to a community of three hundred people.

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The pueblos have a rich distinctive reddish orange color standing boldly in the Arizona sun. img_0013_zpssrsgmqpj

The chilly March weather we visited perfectly accommodated the hot sun.  img_0028_zpssmzakspl

The “ball court” as it is known. I’m guessing that community games and festivities were once located here long long ago.

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The popular “blow hole” location that never  fails to captivate visitors and encourage hilarious antics. I sadly admit that I also stuck my head in to feel the gust of rushing air. You can read a fantastic analysis about it here.

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      1. oh thank you so much! if you could leave a comment telling me what you thought, that would be simply amazing!! hope your weekend was great nysha! xx

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