BEST WESTERN Plus Raton Hotel
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Good clean rooms, very comfy beds, great breakfast, good value for money
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I thought today might be a bit boring - leaving Route 66 and finding our way north west to the mountains in Colorado and beyond. But it was an extremely interesting day.
We got away from Amarillo at 9, and headed north through the Texas Panhandle. The first thing of note - we saw a coyote race across the freeway! No time for a photo. We saw another one later on in the day too. Second thing - the nodding donkeys (to pump the oil). Thirdly, ...
... groups some alone. We stopped one time at a rest area for brunch , and gave Zoey a run. She was 'watching for snakes' and didn't want to get off the pavement. The rest area had the snake signs, also had a corral for people to rest their horses in. I guess we will see more of those as we go, but that was a first for us. We went thru Raton, following Mona's instructions on the gps, going north on a small two lane road. The usually brown ...
... shelf life of anyone's work is less than 24 hours.
Back on the road, northern Texas is a rolling patch of grassland and tumbleweeds - if you can call something 5X the size of Rhode Island a "patch." (I hope Andy appreciates the shout out for RI) Some farmers were working the fields spreading dust far and wide and leaving their mark as a coat of dust on the passing travelers - I guess that's what they call Texas justice.
... 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 ...
... of the desert. I had worried about the cold of the Rocky mountains but the cogniscenti talked repeatedly about the wind of Oklahoma.
Fast forward an hour and we’re out of the forest and onto the plain. We're not yet in Oklahoma but we are into the wind. Again. This time is is a strong cross wind mixing with a head wind -at a wind speed of around 25-30 miles per hour. It lasted for 45 miles. It was so dispiriting to have ...