|A formation near Monument Valley|
|The famous mittens|
It was very nearly sunset by the time we finished so we decided to camp just over the road in Goulding. By the time we had the campsite paid for, we realised we were just over the border from Arizona, in Utah. It was 7.45, not 6.45 and we had better go find some dinner. So we didn't even choose a camping spot, we went straight to a restaurant, with the aim of trying Native American food. It seems like Indian taco is the real big thing in Indian territory. At the contemporary art museum in Santa Fe, they even had a whole movie dedicated to Indian taco. It is a taco shell, with beef chilli (usually), topped with cheese and chopped lettuce, onion and tomato. We had also discovered fried bread in Taos. This is where you take ordinary bread dough and deep fry it. It comes up as an enormous puffy disk that is delicious, and not very good for you. Combine these two things and you get what this restaurant was offering as Navaho taco. If you don't feel like deep-frying bread dough, you can get a similar effect with Yorkshire pudding, henceforth to be known as the Yorkshire taco.
|A hand looking for its mittens?|