Raton Pass Inn
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October 1st – day 150
Well, I was looking forward to a good
sleep after two nights in a row with trains all night but it didn't
happen. Early to sleep (for me, it was 9pm) and awake from 3.30am so
I can tell you that two trains went through between 3.30-6am and they
were both very loud. This part of the country runs on rails I guess.
Plus someone arrived at 4.45am and set up near us and ...
It's cold! The good news is - no bugs :-). However, I found the only insect (a wasp) flying around when cooking, it disappeared for a bit and I discovered it crawling and then when I slapped it, stinging me on the top of my leg. It had somehow, climbed into my trousers all the way up my leg and stung me good and proper when it was getting beaten up by me! Poor wasp is worse off than me. Anyways, as soon as we crossed the border and turned a corner into Colorado, ...
Stopped along the way to see Capulin Volcano, one of the few that you can walk down into the interior cone. We walked about a third of the way around the rim, which was about a mile. We didn't take the walk into the interior, but looking into the area, we saw mule deer grazing on the slope. It's hard to see the depth of the interior in the pictures. It was about 1,000 feet across the rim and 350 feet deep from where we stood.
... friend Eden a message letting her know we would meet her for dinner. After a nap that we definately needed we headed over to Mulligans to meet her. A couple of drinks and food later we were ready to part ways. Cheeky girl paid the bill without us realising but she had promised to visit us in Canada and Australia where the favour will definately be returned.
The next morning was a nice long walk to the train station without a taxi. But we made it and onto Lamy we went
... 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.