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... out. Yep - all over town. And it was raining too. We went for a walk over to the shopping centre next door - and they were all closed! What wimps. We bought a pizza that was in the oven when the power went off, and went back to the motel....... the power is obviously now back on.
So - we started in Texas, then into New Mexico again, a quick side trip to Oklahoma, back into New Mexico, and then north into Colorado. What will tomorrow bring?
- 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
So after waking up early and walking to the station we got on the train. It was our longest train ride yet and with a time zone change as well. We arrived into Raton and forgot to look at how to get to our accommodation so we thought we would walk there...we found the post office Michelle needed a stamp and then some lovely people asked where we were heading. Then told us that was much too far to walk so they told us to jump in the back of their truck and drove us to the ...
Having left Colorado Springs after a very relaxing evening of experiencing the downtown sites, and enjoying what may be the best guacamole either of us had tasted at a Mexican restaurant, we saddled up with our eyes on Oklahoma.
Thanks to a great tip by Tim's cousin Tony, after driving down 25 south for awhile, we veered off onto an amazing Rt. 12 called "Highway of the Legends." This was most definitely worth the ride. Tall Evergreens abounded all around us, ...
... went up. Others speculate that, knowing the business was done for, Bent just burned it down rather than let the government have it. Unlikely that we'll ever know now. William Bent went on to found another fort further down the river. That one came to be known as Bent's New Fort; hence, this one became, in memory, Bent's Old Fort.
One other interesting thing we learned: the Arkansas river, at the time the fort was in operation, ...