http-equiv='refresh'/> Tin TeePee/Log Cabin: Shiprock

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Every time we travel Arizona highway 93 about 30 miles north of Congress we spot this gigantic rock formation rising out of the desert floor off in the distance—it looks like a ship.  We set out in the jeep right before lunch in search of Shiprock.  And we found it—what a great day!

ShiprockWe bounced and bumped along scouting out the various roads and trails leading to Shiprock.  We could see a trail around the back side of Shiprock and took a couple of trails leading that direction but it became too rough for the jeep—ATV country!  Sarge and Sarah are on their way here with their ATV—this will be a good spot to take them—we hope some of our NR gang is up for an ATV trip too!

DSCN0267DSCN0268Joshua Tree country also.

We had so much fun and it was a beautiful, warm day in Arizona!

DSCN0273DSCN0281-001DSCN0283Back home I started a rug making project—Michael built the loom a couple years ago, I cut the old blue jeans into strips but never got around to doing any more than that.  Today I started attaching all the strips together into one long strip getting ready to start weaving. 

About 5pm we decided lunch had been a long time ago and it was the cowboy’s turn to cook—off we went to the Congress Depot stopping to see if Jim and Ellie wanted to accompany us—they did and we enjoyed a pizza while the cowboy had what he said was one of the best burgers he had ever eaten! 


Life is good!


  1. Next time up highway 93 we'll have to keep an eye out for Shiprock.

  2. When I saw the title I thought you had driven all the way to New Mexico! I had no idea there was a Shiprock in AZ as well. It actually looks more like a ship than its NM cousin :-) Great pic of the three of you. Wow, a loom? That trailer is like Mary Poppins' bag! Can't wait to see the denim rug ::))))))

  3. It certainly looks like a great day, and to top it off with a great burger.

  4. Really clear pictures and it looked like a beautiful day. Almost made me homesick for Arizona.

  5. I love the cactus photo. Is that a fish hook cactus?

    1. Yes, Jan, I think it is a fish hook cactus--one of those things in the desert which bite!

  6. Sounds like a great find!! We'll have to keep this in mind when we visit that area next time! I love the photo of the three of you...a keeper:)

    You need to post photos of this loom project. The jeans are throwing me.


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