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Big Sur, California
August 5, 2008
May 26, 2007
From journal Southwest Road Trip
November 3, 2006
From journal On the Plateau, Part III: Monument Valley & SE Utah
camden county, New Jersey
November 16, 2002
Our family, three adults and three children, stayed in two rooms at Goulding's Lodge. It is a very tasteful motel-type lodging, built right into the side of a butte. The rooms were very clean and large enough. There is a restaurant there with excellent American food, along with some Navajo choices. You must enjoy a Navajo Taco or Navajo Frybread! There is a small indoor pool, which is very clean. Also a gift shop with many choices and jewelry. Again, there is nothing else around this part of the country.
Goulding's employees are mostly Native American Indians, so you get the real feel of the area that you are visiting. The Goulding's were husband and wife that moved to this part of the country back in the 1930's. They worked to become friendly with the Navajo and established their home there. Eventually, they convinced Hollywood to film many John Wayne movies at Monument Valley, along with many other Western Films. There is a museum on site, with artifacts from the John Wayne movies, etc. Also, Goulding's offers a half-day and full-day tour into Monument Valley Tribal Park.
From journal Northern Arizona and Grand Canyon Family Trip
by Linda Hoernke
St. George, Utah
May 3, 2001
From journal A Show of Light and Shadows