Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
We took a ride today and came across the ruins. It is really worth a visit.
The Great House was 4 stories and 60 ft. long and had several rooms inside. The walls had even been painted with a reddish paint that the Indians made. The colors have faded now but, you can see some color left on the interior walls.
The remains are believed to be around 600 yrs old. The Hohokam people were farmers, they built along the Gila river and set up an irrigation system to water their crops. They lived in permanent settlements and made pottery for trading. Ancient ballcourts have also been found here along with several different artifacts. By 1694 the Hohokam had disappeared, it is believed that their water supply dried up due to major droughts.inside structure
Friday, December 17, 2010
Finally caught up with some of our camping friends from last years adventure.We meet up with Toni and Doug in Beaumont, Tx in Nov. for a couple of days. Next we caught up with Jerri and Terri in Casa Grande and then we moved on up to Apache Junction and there we saw Jim and Sandie and Eric and Carla. Really good to see everyone again. We are all staying in this area until after Christmas so I’m sure we will be visiting frequently and swapping stories at sunsets.