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... me of the Boyne Valley (central Qld).
Better move on (as in it's getting late). The Capulin Volcano. Brilliant! It cost a whole $5 to drive up there - one beer, half a hamburger! Amazing views.
We arrived at the motel at 4pm. I thought - a relaxing afternoon, have a look around the town (it has history, just not as well known as other places - on the Santa Fe trail, but the Mountain Route) ....... but, soon after we arrived the ...
- Today I'm really happy because I'm headed to Texas!
- I got gas this morning after stopping for coffee and filled up my tank
- The bathrooms were actually pretty clean
- Now I have my road trip CD playing and I'm pumped to go to one of my favorite states
... and lava flowed not from the top but through the side walls. It is now a state park, and there are hiking trails there, too.
During our drive this afternoon we caught a glimpse of snow covered mountain peaks, and tomorrow we head for Colorado Springs and Pike's Peak to get a better look.
We almost forgot to give the answer to the mystery of who is the third president that we spoke of in the last blog. See the photo!
... point I'm told the canyon is around 800 feet deep. It's not the Grand Canyon but it's still impressive.
After I got back to Questa I headed for Raton, NM and found a hotel. I'll stay here a few nights while I visit Fort Union National Monument and Capulin Volcano National Monument. Unfortunately, the weather forecast for the next couple days is for a significant change of more ...
... apparently offended Bent with their lowball offer, and he ran it for a few more years until Cholera broke out in the area and killed many hundreds of the Indians. The fort very shortly thereafter blew up, and there is still much speculation as to what happened. Favorite story from guide is that Bent lit some barrels of tar on fire as a means of ridding the place of the Cholera germ, but that the fire was too close to the magazine and ...