The Traveling Sisterhood: Visiting the Tuzigoot Ruins and Living History!

Thursday, August 25

Visiting the Tuzigoot Ruins and Living History!




Crowning a desert hilltop is an ancient pueblo. One thousand years ago, perhaps a child stood there scanning the desert landscape for the arrival of traders. On the day this photo was taking, my children did the same. From the rooftop of the Tuzigoot pueblo it was easy to imagine such a moment.
The Tuzigoot ruins are an ancient village built by the Sinagua people of Arizona. They were farmers and artists with trade connections that spanned hundreds of miles.There's a trail to walk, homes and worship centers to explore, and a museum. There's a Ranger's Program which our kids participated in and it's all free!

Our kids loved this place! We're always visiting national parks and they are just getting so much appreciation for the outdoors, history, and taking care of and preserving our past. It makes me a proud mama!

You can actually go inside the main feature of the ruins! Walking through the different rooms, you can imagine what life was like there for people who really weren't that different than we are today. People have always been the same--living, loving, caring for their family, their friends. I love imagining what it would have been like to be a young wife and mother in such a place! And, yes, I feel so blessed to have all the modern conveniences we have today!

Maybe Arizona isn't anywhere in your neck of the woods but I encourage you to search out national parks or monuments in your state or a neighboring one. They make such an incredible field trip and are often free, especially if you are a veteran family or military.
What's your favorite national park or historical landmark? Share with me! We love roadtrips and are always looking for new places to visit!

5 comments:

  1. These are lovely photos and scenes. I would love to visit there also. The national parks must be wonderful.
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  2. That looks beautiful. We love visiting National Parks. Each park definitely has something different to make it distinguished. This looked like a fun day for your family.

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  3. That looks beautiful. We love visiting National Parks. Each park definitely has something different to make it distinguished. This looked like a fun day for your family.

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  4. Laura9:13 PM

    What a fun experience. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking. So beautiful!

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