Our next waypoint will be Canyon D' Chelly (dee - shay ) in Chinle AZ. This NPS location is west of Chaco NM), but one has a couple mountain ranges separating the parks so you must drive north to Aztec and Farmington (NM) then west around Shiprock and Monument Valley of AZ turning south traveling a few more hours through the Navajo Nation to Chinle, AZ. Chinle is truly the epitome of a Navajo town, and really any native American town one might visit in the US and Canada. The presence of pride in ownership is absent, drug and alcohol use very present.
More narrative to come.