Monday, 8 November 2010
We returned to the Holiday Inn, Kayenta, an unpretentious hotel in this bit if a backwater. Admittedly it was Sunday, but the area had a distinct end-of-season feel. As with the Grand Canyon, it was quiet here also, perfect for us, but many places do seem to shut down in October. Kayenta is distinctly Navajo, and all the people in the shops and cafes have similar Navajo characteristics- round, moon faces. Babies in papooses, just as you'd imagine they've been carried years ago. The other interesting fact- great evening meal of fajitas with water- yes, water- it is illegal to sell alcohol on Navajo tribal lands, so water with your meals or non-alcoholic beer!