Budget Host Derrick Motel
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- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
- Refrigerator in room
- Multilingual staff
- Microwave in room
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Travel Blogs from Trinidad
... cut thru walls of stone, a bright pink and orange, forming interesting angular faces staring back at us as we passed.
Suddenly we found ourselves riding a canyon rim, looking down into a deep gorge, and fishing our way around mountain walls with falling rock and fir trees growing out of them. And there were lots of trees. Round and round we went through ski resort country on narrow roads with no guard rails and sand pits designed to ...
... addition to the mountains. We decided to go off the highway to the Cordova Pass, about 11, 200 feet up, stopping a couple of times for short hikes. Our only "wildlife" sightings were a few cows who were grazing along the road but the flowers were beautiful. The temperature was almost thirty degrees hotter when we returned to ...
... he suggested carrying on north and looping back to the Capulin Volcano.
What a great suggestion! The ranger was a bit worried about the road after all the rain - he thought it was dirt. But the map said it was "blacktop" (bitumen to us Aussies, "tar seal" to the English). The wagon ruts at McNee's Crossing was a bit of a fizzer - just a plaque at the side of the road, and not even much room to pull off. But then we were driving along the ...
... booked and had a weird argument with the middle-eastern proprietor, as I thought I had already paid for it online. Found a Mexican joint next door that was still open (Is there anything other than Mexican restaurants out west?), and once again had some questionable "authentic" Mexican food. We already missed food from back home. The hotel was fairly clean and we got another good night's ...
... the sensible thing and bailed out.
I thought the plains were remote but whilst they are on an unimaginable scale they have been tamed for our benefit, however temporarily that may be. As we entered the Mesas of New Mexico it felt like the Wild West. It would be very easy to imagine the early settlers and pioneers struggling for years and years to cross the plains only to get to this section and wonder why their God had deserted them.