We then drove to Springerville, about 40 miles. It is a beautiful drive full of interesting rocks jutting out of the surface of the earth. We stopped at the visitor center in Springerville. We were the first visitors of the day (at 2:00 p.m.) The lady in the center offered to take us up to the Malpas Calplis Indian ruins. She charged us $20 (for all of us!), and we then followed her jeep up into a tall mesa. There we toured the most amazing ruins. They are only available to people touring with the local Indians. We explored the site for 2 hours, thanked our guide, and got tasty Icee's at a gas station and drove back to Pinetop slurping away, content with a day of fun created out of 60 miles of road and three tiny Arizona towns.
Bossier City, Louisiana
August 8, 2004
From journal The Round House Resort - cool desert retreat!