Saturday, June 27, 2009

New Mexico to Colorado

We left Tucumcari, NM after a good breakfast at a local restaurant. We got lots of advice from the waitress and other customers on what to go see and how to get to Santa Fe. We took a scenic route that took us on back roads through the grasslands and over the mesas. My big thrill was when a roadrunner ran across the road in front of our car. We made a few stops along the way enjoying the sites of New Mexico. We ate a quick lunch in Santa Fe and then made a stop at the Santa Fe National Cemetery where my grandfather, Courtney Long is buried. We continued on through the northern part of NM watching the terrain change. One area in particular was absolutely beautiful. The temperature today stayed near 80 degrees. It was wonderful.

We arrived in Pagosa Springs, Colorado late in the afternoon. I made a trip with Allison to the grocery and then we fixed dinner. We are looking forward to exploring the area over the next week.

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