Four Corners = No Corners

Trip Start Apr 30, 2010
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Trip End Sep 05, 2010


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Wednesday, May 12, 2010



No Corners at All

The Four Corners Monument is the spot where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado all share one common corner, It wasn't too far out of the way to where we were headed – Monument Valley – so we thought we’d do the right touristy thing and take a few photos there. When we arrived however, it was closed! Rumour has it that they actually didn’t have the monument set at the geographically correct location all those years, and are now shifting the whole thing over to be accurate. So, if you have been two Four Corners and bragged to your friends that you’ve stood in four states at once – looks like you’re out of luck and will need to go back again once construction’s done.



Despite its closure, the good part about Four Corners was we met a really nice couple, Matt and Kat, who were also in the midst of a big road trip. They use their couple of weeks’ vacation each year to do big drives and check out national and state parks. They gave us some advice on Vegas – ideas of where to stay and so on since they go fairly regularly. You wouldn’t guess it to look at them, they were both in their late 30s, quite fit outdoorsy-looking types, but Matt and Kat are actually semi pro poker players. Kat recently won a fairly major national tournament and earned an invitation to large international event. Always someone interesting to talk to on the road.
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