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After breakfast at Sandy's we rode over to the Pikes Peak Harley store for our T-shirts and patches ;) Then we headed south west out into the mountains, again an amazing road but this time it was warming up nicely :) Eventually we came to 'Bishops Castle', this is a castle one man has been building for the lasting 20 years, you have to see it to …
... in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. At one time it was the largest fort west of the Mississippi. With the arrival of the railroad in the 1880s the Santa Fe Trail lots its importance and so did the fort along with it. It was eventually abandoned in 1891 after 40 years of operation.
The fort suffered from neglect for the next ...
... but it was improved during the CCC years. Many people seem to think it needs more
improving. I heard two people talking about how scared they were driving to the top. By the time I got to the top the wind had picked up substantially.
I hiked the Crater Vent Trail, a 0.2 mile, paved trail that leads to the bottom of the crater, which is only about 100 feet down from the parking ...
I headed for the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Visitor Center in Pilar, NM today. Rio Grande del Norte is one of the newest national monuments, having just been created in March 2013. Most national monuments are managed by the National Park Service but this is one of the 19 managed either entirely or partially by the Bureau of Land Management.
The Visitor ...
... doing so, we didn't realize that we would be spending the next few hours waiting for a major thunderstorm to pass over. The sky was eerily black, and loud,snapping lightning was all around. Even Crush was quite pleased that we waited for the storm to break.
Although waiting out the storm but us back a few hours and from getting to Oklahoma this day as we had hoped, not to worry. And why might you ask? Quite simply, another major aspect of the freedom we ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
Good clean rooms, very comfy beds, great breakfast, good value for money
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