Monday, May 28, 2012

Colorado Here We Come

I know there are folks that are confused by my header. But, it's really pretty simple. * We live in two places. We have been in south Texas all winter...and like the snow birds, who come south for warmer weather in the winter....we head north for cooler temps in the summer.

That header is the deck of our log home in the mountains of Colorado...that we lovingly refer to as "The Cabin". The air is very thin "up here" as is the population . It is an enormous change to move from the fourth largest city in the U.S to a tiny town high in the San Juan mountains...the county seat of a county that was declared last year as the most remote in the lower forty eight (states). The thin air at nearly 9,000 ft above sea level is too!

 There are a couple of choices on the route to take to get from point A to point B. The shortest route is up through central Texas and continue all the way to the top of the Texas panhandle before turning northwest. But, we decided to go the other way. The picture above is a good example of  the scenery heading due west...through west Texas!
              As is this. The oil seems to be oozing right out of the ground!

After reaching a tiny place, in  what seems like the middle of nowhere, called Ft. Stockton..You turn north through the state of New Mexico.
This is the museum in the little town of Roswell, New Mexico. There is a wild story about a "space ship" landing in Roswell back in the 1940's; something they've really capitalized on.
We are going to over-night in New Mexico's crown jewel....Santa Fe. Come back tomorrow and I will  show you why I call it that!

*When I return south, in the Fall this year....I'll change my reflect my surroundings in south Texas!
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1 comment:

  1. I am wishing you a safe journey and look forward to your mountain posts over the coming months. I fly to Denver tomorrow but it will not be a scenic as your drive for sure!