At the southern edge of Colorado is a National Park that tugs at me. Mesa Verde is home to a series of cliff dwellings made by the Anasazi, or Ancient Ones. Their heyday was about 800 years ago, and the stone and wood structures they created on the cliff sides still remain in remarkably good condition.
In 2007 Kosta and I took our first vacation together and learned just how well-matched we are as a traveling team. We both dig the same things: history, archaeology, and the glorious beauty of the great outdoors. We had both been there as children and had a marvelous time rediscovering the place together. My favorite dwelling was Balcony House, which is only accessible by climbing a 32 foot ladder and then crawling through a tunnel to get out.
I find it truly remarkable that these people used to live on the side of the cliff and with the skeletal remains they have found, there has been no evidence anyone fell to their death.