FROM HAIKU, MAUI
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A Stewards of the Blue Star Earth Mission
U.S. Mainland Healing Journey
Great Lakes, Sedona, Great Kiva, Mesa Verde, McDowell Mtn, Camelback Mtn
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Gallup: Navajo Sunset Dances
GALLUP, New Mexico, June 13 - After our Sedona healing ceremony, Elizabeth and I stopped briefly at a Starbucks for some midday refreshments, and then pushed off to complete the longest day on our trip. We went up the mountain to Flagstaff, and then headed east on the I-40 for as long as the daylight would stay with us. We stopped at the Meteor Crater which I have not seen before. And at the Painted Desert, which Elizabeth had not seen before.
Eventually, we ended up in Gallup, New Mexico. That's where we gassed up our jalopy and also went to forage for food for ourselves. But not before we first took in some old-fashioned Navajo dances at sunset.
Here's a story about that...Gallup Navajo Sunset Dances (June 13)
And now, here are some still shots from our overnight stay in Gallup...
Flagstaff, Meteor Crater, Painted Desert (two right shots)
Two left shots are petroglyphs on the rocks located between Painted Desert and Petrified Forest. Middle right - two Petrified Forest specimen I bought. Far right - part of the beautiful Navaho "prayer shawl" made by Yazzie, a local artist (far right).
Left shot - Navajo sunset daces in Gallup. Here's a note I sent to our fellow-Stewards from Gallup on June 14:
"Over here in New Mexico at 6,500 ft elevation the mornings are quite cold. Probably in the 50s. But the days are hot. So we expect more of the same in terms of heat at our noontime ceremony in a few hours at the Great Kiva in Chaco Canyon, about three hours of driving north of here.
Something else happened last night that's interesting. After I had transferred our Sedona movie clips from the camera memory card to my Mac, the iPhoto software wiped off all of the still shots from it. That included some other personal photos Elizabeth and I took in Phoenix in the last two days. I have never seen anything like it before. So the message I am hearing from the Spirit realm for both of us is: STAY FOCUSED!"
And that's all she wrote for now from our Gallup stopover on June 13-14.