Later we stopped at a basaltic flow area where ASI and ESA are considering testing drills and spacesuits. It is a good analog site, given the mixed-clast sizes and basalt overlaying sedimentary rocks and the lack of vegetative cover. Better than the Black Mesa area near Flagstaff that JSC uses currently, IMO. There was also a ruined fortress adjacent, looking over the valley... Geri and I planted a geocache there.
The hotel here is nice, a bit over-the-top decor-wise (but has great fossil-bearing marble countertops), and has literal mud-brick walls and timber roof. But also wifi and en-suite facilities. :)