Well, it was a long drive south from Denver through the southern portion of Colorado and then into the desolate northeastern region of New Mexico where due to the scarcity of signs we never really knew exactly where we were. We breezed past Santa Fe so did not get to enjoy the historical charm of the city. Some of the oldest structures in North America are in Santa Fe. It was founded before the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock.
We stayed at an RV Park near Albequerque and the next morning headed west to a little place near Holbrook, Arizona. We stayed a couple of nights there so that we could visit Tammy’s good friend Cindi in Pinetop, a charming little town in the White mountains.
A few pictures of the group,
While in the area we of course had to visit Petrified Forest National Park where I volunteered in 2011 for three months. We drove through the park from North to South while I served as informal tour guide for Tammy, stopping at Pintado Point, Newspaper Rock and Crystal forest to see the magnificent collection of petrified wood there.