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Willie Nelson Concert - Campe Verde, Arizona

Friday, September 30, 2011 12:00 am Written by 
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Montezuma Castle National Monument/Willie Nelson Concert Campe Verde, Arizona-We made it to Distant Drums RV Resort in Campe Verde, AZ a day early so we took the time to explore.  Brett took me to go see the Montezuma Castle National Monument, which is really an old native American cliff dwelling. There was a small fee for entry. We spent some time in the visitors center reading a lot of the history on the dwellings and the area.

The amazing part was to think how they built, maintained and survived in the side of a cliff back in the days there were no cranes, elevators, or even hand rails for that matter. It's a small park but it's full of history and only a 20 minute drive from Campe Verde. That night we took a shuttle to Cliff Castle Casino for the Willie Nelson concert and fortunately the weather held out, although it had been threatening most of the afternoon. Willie holds a place in my heart because as a kid I listened to him and he had a house nearby in my hometown of Colorado. My first album I ever bought was "Half Nelson" at 8 years old. I still think it's one of his best albums ever. We ended up getting tickets off Craig's List at the last minute because I decided I wasn't sure how many more opportunities I would get to see Willie in concert. The man is 80 years old (or somewhere there abouts) and he only forgot a couple of lines to one song - that's impressive! He really did rock out and put on a great show but there was definitely no encore, must have been past his bedtime.

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