Today is the day that we've been waiting for! Our final morning in Creede was a very cold one, but we got stated about 8AM.
Please notice the frost on the windshield of my truck. It was 24!! degrees this morning. We didn't have any problems with froze pipes or hoses, but Gene, our neighbor, had a frozen water hose. Nothing serious happened except that they couldn't take showers until the pipes thawed out.
We pulled out about 9:20 and luckily for us, there was almost no traffic at all on the road this morning. We made good time and made our first stop at Alamosa where we picked up some breakfast and continued on our way.
The trip was uneventful and we made only a couple more stops along the way, mostly to stretch our legs and once to let the dogs out for their comfort. It was a great day for traveling and the temps quickly warmed up as we left the high mountains of Creede Colorado.
Almost before we knew it, we were across Raton Pass and into New Mexico. We just angled down through NM, which has a beauty of its own. Not as mountainous as Colorado but the flat topped buttes and razorback ridges are beautiful. We passed within a couple of miles of the Capulin National Volcano Monument. We have visited this volcano a couple of times in the past on other trips to Colorado. We took my sister and her husband to it and enjoyed the hike around the edge of the rim. Its a strenuous hike but we were glad we did it. We didn't stop today but may come back someday.
We got into Dalhart about 5 o'clock, after losing an hour when we entered Texas. It seems like forever since we've been in the Lone Star state and we are both glad to get back. One more stop tomorrow night and we'll be in Boerne. Starting to get excited about the rally.