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... car while I sat in the backseat crying like a little kid.
We made our way down to Bishops Castle in Rye, Colorado. It's this place where this eccentric guy started building a castle on his property. It's huge and he lets people come walk through it. He has all these boards with his ramblings posted around the property and he obviously doesn't like or trust the government, which actually makes him NOT crazy at all. ...
The end result. A big Christmas tree. Rach stuffed up the base. Typical.
Time for some hill sprints up the dunes.
And not going to do that again.
We left ...
As the afternoon grew on the thunder storms arrived and blew the sand around on the tops of the sand dunes. It reminded me of the snow during the winter. Fiona and Quinn drew some pictures while I got into a dream like state thinking about the year and wondering how I was going to handle the next two weeks with all of these people. I was woken by grandpa after an hour. The kids ...
... almost an hour trying to get the car started and at long last we were on the road.
As planned we headed up Hwy 160 and stopped at the Four Corners Monument to take pictures. Since this is actually located on Navajo Nation land so there is a $3 per person charge. The monument itself is an embedded marker with the four states (Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona) marked. Because we are traveling before peak tourist season, we had a very small queue to get to the ...
... round trip in a little over two hours, and by the time I made it all the way down I had about an inch of sand in my shoes. Boy, were we tired and aching! So we headed to the nearest town, Alamosa, and checked into our Hampton Inn where we proceeded to head straight for the hot tub. Ahhhhhhhh! Perfect way to end the day! Relaxing and soaking our tired bones. Reveling in our accomplishment. We finished up the day with a ...
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