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Our Trip Day 7

Our 2016 Trip
Day 7

Breakfast as usual in the Presidential Suite at Teal Landing at 7 a.m. Then at 8 a.m. we load the bus and check out of the Wyndham Pagosa and depart for Farmington, New Mexico.

Our last day in the Four Corners will be an exciting and edifying one. We will attend the Totah Native Arts Festival and Navajo Pow Wow and Contests.

At the annual Totah Native Arts Festival you will see exquisit examples of Native American Art. You will have a chance to meet and visit with the artists who present stunning Navajo Silver and Turquoise Jewelry, colorful and whimsical Puebloan and Hopi pottery, gorgeous authentic Navajo Rugs, intricate Zuni basketry, Ute Bead Work, and breath taking paintings from all over the Four Corners area. The artists are proud of their work and are happy to talk to you about it. If you want something that you don't see on display they will happily take your deposit and make it for you. This is one of the best Native Arts Festivals to attend because the San Juan County Arts Commission does not take a commission from the artists, so they make their full profit on their sales. Thus there are most of the best artists and many bargains to be had at this show.

While the Show is going on inside the convention center the Navajo Nation conducts its annual Contest and Pow Wow. You will witness true authentic native dances (Eagle Dance, Fancy Dance, and Jingle Dance to name a few) as well as other contests of speed, strength, and stamina. The native Drums and Singers will thrill you with their song as the dancers compete.

We can either have lunch at the Navajo food vendors at the Pow Wow, or visit on of the great cafes near the center.

After the Pow Wow, concludes for the day at 4 p.m. we will depart for Albuquerque and check into the Comfort Inn for an overnight stay.

The next morning after breakfast in the hotel the bus will take us to the airport for the return flight home.

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