It has taken me awhile to edit the video for this place, but I think I have it to the level of “one notch above horrible.”
Anyhow, one of the other things we did on our way home from our last trip to Arizona was to go to Casa Grande National Monument. Casa Grande is a place that leaves the visitor with lots of questions. Normally, when you think of Ancient Native American habitations in Arizona you think of cliff dwellings, but this monument is an exception to the rule. Set right in the middle of the town of Coolidge, Arizona, Casa Grande National Monument shows a different type of Ancient Native American dwelling. Most likely built 1000 BCE, this building has two features that immediately jumped out at me. First of all, it is a huge complex for being out in the desert. How many people lived here? Why did they choose to live so far away from the river? How did they live so far away from the river? The answer to that last question is that these people had learned how to (on their own), build a very immense aqueduct system to this very remote flat land. The second feature that struck me is that it looks like Casa Grande was a two (or maybe even three) story structure. No other Native American structures in this area are that big. How did they do it and why?
I am sure if you visit this place you will have a lot of your own unanswered questions, but you’ll also have lots of fun imagining your own answers.
Oh, and if you are wondering what happened to AJ’s soda I figured it out:
If you are interested in seeing what other people are doing for their family trips one blog I would suggest is : www.motherofalltrips.com