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... walk and we had the view nonetheless.
When we were there before, we'd ventured into the town of Raton, but we weren't impressed by what we saw. This time we apparently entered town via a different highway exit, and wound up in the old downtown, which was charming.
The other reason we stayed in this particular campground again (besides the view) was because of its proximity to Trinidad, Colorado. This is a ...
... that overlooked the mountains. After that we headed on and checked out the treasure falls and then onto Chimney Rock where there was some pretty cool ruins however it was closed so we only saw them from afar. A little bit further and we reached Durango. With a chance of rain overnight we weren't too worried about the rest of the trip.
Waking up in the morning checking the forecast it still only said rain so we jumped in the car and started our trek up the ...
... in like we're planning to do with Steve missing the fossil adventrure.
Just West of Amarillo, TX, you pull off I-40 on the frontage road and park on the shoulder. There are no signs, no tourist gift shops, no T-shirts, just the shoulder and a bunch of Cadillacs planted nose first in the middle of some farmer's obviously active field. Having read up on details beforehand, we made a pit stop at Walmart in Dumas, TX. ...
... He looked at us, about 40 feet away, and then galloped to the other side of the road, stopping, turning around, as if to wait (or dare for us to come closer).
We couldn't resist, and with Crush just idling, we slow went closer, now about 23 feet or so away. He looked right at us,making eye contact, and it was then that Deena nudged me as if to say....."Let's Roll!" So, we did.
Right before getting off of "The Legends", we stopped for a bite of ...
... See adorable photos.
In the afternoon, we drove back to Raton, NM, the turning-off point for the Capulin Volcano, where we are staying in a Motel 6 across the highway from yesterday's fun and exciting Subway. "Raton" means "rat" in Spanish, apparently, and one wonders whether there is something in that. This is a very old town, very small, and we set out to find something to do for a couple of hours and failed utterly. ...