We didn't plan on doing extra tours at Mesa Verde. We wanted to get to our destination in Utah. I said, "Let's ask the boys what they want to do." We did, and they wanted to stay in Mesa Verde.
It is such a fascinating spot. We decided to go to the Balcony House. I should have guess with the name that this tour was going to be high up. Yours truly is afraid of heights. I don't usually ask questions, I just go with the flow.
I was just taking photos before the tour.
Then when the tour guide got there she mentioned, "If you have asthma make sure you have your inhaler." I ran back to the car a few times while she was talking to get this and that. I don't have asthma all the time, so that's why I didn't even think of having my inhaler with me. I have to be honest I missed a lot of what she said.
I missed the tour guides talk about the 30 foot wooden ladders; that seriously look like they could fall apart at any given time. It freaked me out watching Isaak climb it more than anything. I envisioned him falling. Yikes!
The whole balcony had no guard rail. That was good and bad. Good because the view was amazing. Bad because it's so high! I did it. I had no trouble breathing either. I was so happy that the family in front of us had a Dad that was afraid of heights. I suddenly didn't feel alone.
Can you believe people used to live up here? Navajo call the Anasazi, or "Ancient Ones," who developed an advanced culture and suddenly disappeared hundreds of years ago. -A.D. 1211 and 1278. How amazing!
Their fire pit.
While the tour guide was talking a raven flew and landed in a window. This is one of my favorite pictures of our week and 1/2 trip!
We had to walk right on that edge. YIKES!
Climbing through here was interesting!
I did it! We did it!
Are you afraid of heights?