Only time for one cup of coffee this morning because I had to set up for cake. Today was the Naturalization Celebration in the Kiva for about 20 people and the Park was celebrating it's 101th Birthday. So breakfast...... and the only thing I've had, was a beautiful red, white and blue super sweet cake and a glass of root beer. I'm only just now stopping and it's almost 6pm. Ran into Cheryl who gave me a ride to the City Park where you can pick up Wifi. The grass is glowing because the sun is hitting it just right. Kids are laughing in swings. Kids are running through the Water Sculpture. One of those perfect breezes where it's just slightly cooler than your skin.
Going to hook back up with Cheryl later at the RV in the park. After 5:30 I am the only person in the park. That's when you'll see the covey of quail. They twitter as they scurry from bush to bush. After awhile you start to pick up on the different conversations the animals are having with each other Cheryl wanted to bring her boyfriend Dave's Mom out for the sunset. We're having root beer floats. I'm hoping she'll share some of her stories when her and her Honky Tonk husband were pals of Elvis. They all ran in the same circles. Dave's Dad went on to promote acts and Dave and his twin brother were the back up. One of Dave's jobs was to drive these guys around.
After meeting up with the Hawk in the Dream we are led to the Guy in the Hawaiian Shirt. The day after I settled in at the Ruins Dave showed up wearing the Hawaiian Shirt from the Dream. Which makes sense because .....
The afternoon was spent up on the high Ridge over looking the Ruins It was the original village. It takes an archaeologist to explain what you are looking at and when and why. And this was a once only tour with a handful of people and a handful of archaeologist. I ask as many questions as I can think. Why waste this opportunity. One of the top Rangers who has a Nasa type of degree and we got to see Saturn during the Meteor Shower. For the Eclipse we took a Solar Telescope to the grade school that my son went to 20 years ago and showed it to 200 grade school kids. Then I help Ranger Dave with the Sun Watch on Thursday afternoons outside the Kiva. I keep track of the sun. You don't realize how fast the Earth rotates out of view. Dave explains how the Kiva lines up with the Solstices and what they speculate what the Kiva was used for. No one knows. The people abruptly disappeared about 1325 AD. There are many theories.
James Twyman once played in the Kiva. I wonder what his theory is.
It ALL makes sense now. Who orchestrated all of this? On so many levels this makes sense. Hmmmm. Time is folding in on itself. Timelines are splitting.
One of the consequences of my living situation is becoming more in line with the seasons, the stars and the weather. Add the animal sounds all night with the sacred geometry going on with these ancient buildings. You can hear the River at night. Yah. I'm ready to Rock It! :)
Well gotta go. People are gathering. I have some great photos. More stories. Theories.