The first night we all witnessed a storm with a lightning show up on that mountain. We didn't spend too much time in our cabin though because we were up early and getting ready for our adventures during the day. Mesa Verde was our very first one and it was everything I had hoped it would be.
You have to climb this ladder to get there.
Not for the faint of heart but I made it. One step at a time. Don't worry Mom, it was very sturdy and the kids had a blast climbing it.
I could have stayed up there all day and imagined about what it would have been like to live in that time period. What I took away from our trip that day was a sense of community. I could feel it from those walls. And how it was out of necessity to work together or they would die. I think there is much we can learn from those walls.
Roo's wish was granted when she got to go down into a recreated kiva. It was dark and dusty and SMALL. I could not imagine being stuck down there with so many other people to keep warm in the winter.