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Monument Valley

(April 7, 2019)

Video Transcript:

Here I am and I’m pretty close to Monument Valley. I’m like 90 miles away from it.

Just got into Utah. I’m gonna make it on to Monument Valley and after that I plan to get into Arizona, and it’ll be my first attempt at finding somewhere to camp. Somewhere I can just park and I don’t have to leave for a hot minute. That’s what I’m looking for. I just wanna park and just stay there.

There are a lot of places in AZ to do it, but I’m gonna go to the first one that I know of and just try it out. But if I can find a place to just park it up… it’s on.

The only other way that I know how to do it is to keep moving and just stay at interstate rest areas. But there’s no slow pace in that. That’s fast paced. I wanna get somewhere and just stay there for a while and see how I feel about it, because that’s how I’ve done it in the past… just fast paced paced blow through every state, and I don’t wanna do that. It’s not sustainable. I wanna find some place to park it up, so that’s my mission.

(panning across rock formations)

Check it out. Stunningly beautiful. One of my favorite places in the USA.

This is the Bluff area of Utah. I mean just look at this. Look at it.

It’s fuckin’ amazing.

It’s mindbending. That’s the term I always use. Seriously.

Monument Valley is a special place. The first time I went there, I cried at how unbelievably beautiful that it is.

It’s a piece of plastic. I thought it was a piece of quartz, I was like, “Holy shit, it’s an arrowhead!” But no, it’s literally plastic. Anyways.

(shows rock formation in distance)

Dunno what that is, but I like it.

(panning around view)

Great time of year to be here.

And over toward that way, you can still see some of the snow topped mountains.

It’s worth it to travel around and adventure and come to these places. Everybody needs to do it.

Looks like it might be raining over there.

This is the classic shot that you see of the road that leads to Monument Valley.

This is where people notoriously lock it up in the middle of the road and get out and take pictures of themselves in the middle of the road.

To live somewhere like this, I’m sure you’d get used to it like everything else. It’s all relative.

(shows broken alcohol bottle on ground)

Look. People like to have a good time back in here dude. Crazy shit’s gone on in here, you can believe that.

I prefer the view of Monument Valley at a distance. At the park, of course it’s gorgeous, but for me the real thrill of it is to drive through and see it from afar. That’s what I like to do.

I think it’s fucked up how they have all these National Parks sectioned off, you can’t get in there unless you pay a lot of money in my opinion. They’re kind of holding all of these beautiful areas sort of hostage, which I don’t think is quite right.

Monument. Fuckin’. Valley.

This is living life, dude. To not do this is wrong.

America is a great country.

I’ll be a monkey’s uncle if that don’t look like Shiprock!

(rock formation in background)

Is that Shiprock?

I’d look it up but my phone doesn’t have any service right now.

The hell is that? Looks like somethin’. Damn dude, look how gorgeous this is.

It’s crazy gorgeous.

So I got here to the campground in Arizona and there’s no service on my phone. It’s just too remote up here. If I don’t have a cell phone signal then I can’t work or do anything.

One thing I’ve learned about myself already is that I’m not the type to go into the remote areas. That ain’t really my jam. If there’s no phone service, I can’t do it. It’s just that simple.