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Memory Lane – Oct 12, 2008

I’m reposting a day from my trip to Four Corners, from another blog, every Wednesday.

Day Five – Mesa Verde

A really easy day today; there was only about 100 miles driving. We started with a quick trip to Wal-Mart and then fill the tank, and got going about 10:40am. It seems like no matter how early you get started your time gets eaten up before you know it. The drive north from Farmington was all four-lane with cross-traffic. We travelled through little towns and past farms with cows and horses, very pastoral. Crossing the Colorado border, the road changed to a two lane with winding curves past hay farms and ranches bursting with vivid yellows and oranges from the autumn foliage. Dropping down into Durango, the Animas River Valley narrows and the town is built up on the sides of the hills. We turned west onto US160 and started climbing up over the hills with very little drop down to Mancos. It’s a picturesque little town in a wide valley. In no time we were at the exit for Mesa Verde National Park. From US160 at 6950 ft, we drove up and up, around switchbacks, back and forth, through a tunnel to Park Point Overlook 8572 ft, only two thirds of the way to Far View Lodge.

Sherri, John and Hobie at the Mancos Valley Viewpoint (more…)


Memory Lane – Oct 9, 2008

I’m reposting a day from my trip to Four Corners, from another blog, every Wednesday.

Day Two – Headed North East

It’s still dark outside, but it is 6:45 our time, amazingly after 4 hours sleep on Tuesday night and 5 ten minute naps on one flight and maybe 20 minutes on the other, I’m Up!

Our luggage arrived after 10 PM, and the laptop battery was nearly dead, so I threw it on the charger right away. I don’t know how they did it, maybe they winched my suitcase from the baggage compartment with a tow truck, but they managed to rip a handle off. Nice.

Today looks like another great day. The high in Phoenix will be 96! After breakfast we’ll be heading up on to the Mogollon Rim through Payson and to the Painted Desert. Tonight we stay in Gallup, NM.

Breakfast starts in half an hour, Later… (more…)