Best Western Red Carpet Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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We left there and decided to drive a bit of the old route. We ventured throught some of the old towns that where on the route. Some had stayed strong, others looked like they have faded away with empty and dilapidated motels and shops.
The day was disappearing so we jumped back on the I40 (the fast route) and headed for camp.
... turned to afternoon.
With Texas's grain elevators behind me, North-eastern New Mexico brought grasslands, shoot-through towns, and a volcano. Yes.
The road apparently had been climbing (without me noticing) to 6200 feet. The windswept town of Capulin stands in the shadow of Capulin Volcano, which I didn't know existed until it's crescent bowl top displayed itself to the north. I shot up and ...
... our tent and headed out to the evening highlight: Texas the musical! This attracts hundreds of people (720 on the night we visited) from as far as Australia. A real family event starting with the chicken dance and then a real texan line dance... 4 steps forward, 4 steps back, you know the drill! Alex was first on the stage, followed by Zoe and me! With an introduction by a kamanche Indian telling the story of his tribe and traditional costume. A short musical interlude ...
... dancers on stage. BIG & WONDERFUL! See the link below.
But, Texas also has big heat. With temperatures around 105 to 120 degrees, our outside daily activities were limited but we did manage a couple of hikes and geocache finds during our visit. Neither Dex or I had experienced this kind of heat that burns your eyeballs and saps your energy instantly! Palo Duro Canyon ...
... spiral and never escape. Tunnel vision is a dangerous thing. My generation was raised to believe that we can all be rock stars and millionaires one day, and this simply isn't fact. We can be great, but we need to know our limits. I hope to discover my limits while I'm here.
Am I escaping? Perhaps. But escape is such a strong word. I like to think that I am liberating myself from myself.
Much love to you all,