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Southwest Trip Summary

October 27, 2022 Now that we are home, people ask what our favorite was, but I can’t say. I liked every destination, and all were different. Every town was different, and each had its own interesting parts. Although people said we would see a lot of rocks, every canyon, every ruin was different. We saw…

Abilene, Kansas

Saturday/Sunday, September 10/11, 2022 It was a very pleasant drive on I70 from Oakley to Abilene. At first it was very dry in Colorado, then turned to irrigated to pretty lush, green, huge farms and a lot of sorghum in Kansas. It was cloudy all day with no rain until we were an hour from…

Drive from Colorado Springs to Oakley, Kansas

September 9, 2022 It was a nice drive on 94 and 40 from Colorado Springs to Oakley, Kansas. It was pretty flat and very dry as we made the turn onto 40. 94 was a bit rough and narrow, but still tractor-trailers were making time at 65 mph. We missed the turn at Kit Carson…

US Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame

Thursday, September 8, 2022 Colorado Springs has an Olympic Training Center, which would have been a lot of fun to see, but we couldn’t go. We did go to the Hall of Fame though, and it was very cool. It’s a museum also, so there are lots of pictures and stories of famous athletes. Like…

The Broadmoor Hotel

Thursday, September 8, 2022 We went for a visit to the Broadmoor Hotel, an iconic, beautiful hotel in Colorado Springs. Passing by lovely Pauline Chapel, we we went to The Penrose Heritage Museum just across the street from the hotel. It is mostly a carriage museum, but also has cars and motorcycles owned by the…

Rodeo Hall of Fame and Museum

September 7, 2022  The ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs is dedicated to professional rodeo riders, livestock, equipment, clowns and events. Opened in 1979, it has historical exhibits, stories of over 300 inductees and displays of saddles, ropes, lariats and outfits. I learned that lariat comes from the Spanish, La reata or lasso. It…

US Air Force Academy

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 It was a beautiful morning at Cheyenne Mountain State park as the sun rose over Colorado Springs. Cheyenne Mountain has quite a story. Deep within the granite is a NORAD site built during the cold war. The Broadmoor has a resort up there and a zoo. An antenna farm sits on…

Garden of The Gods & Pike’s Peak

Tuesday, September 6, 2022 It is about a 5.5 hour drive from Durango to Colorado Springs, which is northeast of Durango. It takes us about an hour or so longer by the time we stop for lunch, gas and whatever else happens. Pulling the Airstream makes us a little slower, but not that much. We…

Durango, Colorado

Saturday/Sunday, September 2/3, 2022 50 degrees at 6:00, 84 degrees high We went to the farmer’s market, which was good. Martha loves a farmer’s market! It is downtown near the train station where we took our ride to Silverton. We went into historic Strater Hotel to look around, and were surprised when a front desk…

The Million Dollar Highway

Friday, September 2, 2022 42 degrees at 6:00, high of 90. First we went to a Durango fruit and vegetable stand and bought a few things. All the locals seemed to be stopping by. Roaster green chilis are in season. The Million Dollar Highway is the section of the San Juan Skyway from Silverton to…

Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Train

Thursday, September 1, 2022 52 degrees at 6:00, high of 85 Yesterday we drove from Taos, NM to Durango, Colorado. It was one of the prettiest drives of the trip going through Carson National Forest in the San Juan Mountains. With 1.5 million acres, it makes you want to explore. Voted the best train ride…

Canoncito Trail/Arroyo Seco, NM

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 A lady in one of the shops had recommended the Canoncito Trail just outside Arroyo Seco. It’s a bit strange because it goes across private property, and you have to pay $10/person. That’s unusual, but I understand the problem. For one thing, there is very limited parking. People will also leave…

The Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway

August 29, 2022  42 deg at 6:00, high 79 Listed as one of the top things to do in Taos is to drive The Enchanted Circle. It is a 2.5 hour drive if you don’t stop, or an all-day trip if you take your time and enjoy the sites, which is what we did.  Heading…

Mabel Dodge Luhan House

On our list of things to do in Taos was the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, knowing nothing of its history.  From Wikipedia:  “The Mabel Dodge Luhan House, also known as the Big House, is a historic house at 240 Morada Lane in Taos, New Mexico, United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in…

The High Road To Taos

Saturday, August 27, 2022 Our Airstream neighbors in Santa Fe gave us some good recommendations, one being to take the high road to Taos. It is a very pretty drive, and there are several Spanish chapels worth seeing. We also wanted to visit the Nambe Trading Post in Nambe Pueblo, NM along the way. Carla had…

Alcove House, Bandelier National Monument

Friday, August 26, 2022  56 degrees at 6:20, high of 76 It’s about a mile out and back to Alcove House from the Visitor’s Center. We were lucky to be able to see it, as it is now limited or may even be closed due to wear and tear of the site. This seems to…

Hike Falls Trail Bandelier NM/Valles De Caldera National Preserve

Thursday, August 25, 2022 50 degrees at 6:00, high 75? We hiked 1.5 miles to Frijoles Creek Falls. It’s a pretty cool area where the creek flows down a steep canyon and into the Rio Grande River. Since we are in monsoon season, the water was flowing nicely over the fall.  We talked with a…

Bandelier National Monument

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 64 deg at 4:00, high 79 One-hour drive from Santa Fe is Bandelier National Monument. Signs said to turn back and take the bus, but we pressed on. There is a campground just past the gate, so we knew we could get in.  Martha, again selected an excellent camp site, so…

Santa Fe Historic District

August 23, 2022 65 deg at 6:00, high 78 We have been passing the Pantry Restaurant every day, and there are always people sitting on benches outside, waiting to get in, so we went in for breakfast. Martha ordered an omelette, while I ordered sausage and eggs and blue corn cakes with a hint of cinnamon.…

Dale Ball Trail

Monday, August 22, 2022  We took this 4.4 mile out and back hike that goes beside an old irrigation duct and the old reservoir. It was a very nice hike with great views at the top of Santa Fe. After being in so many small towns, it surprising to see Santa Fe covering the whole…


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