Today was a day that I dreaded and anticipated at the same time.This was about as long as we have ever stayed in one place and I was ready to go but at the same time, we had a great summer in cool Colorado.
I got used to cool temperatures every night and nice temps during the days with no humidity! I seldom broke a sweat and when I did, it dried up quickly. I got used to great weather for walking down a pretty little trail beside a nice creek (Oxbow creek) and for the last couple of months, I've been walking 5 miles a day. I probably won't be able to do those distances when I get back to Texas, but I'll keep up the exercises.
Today's trip began right about on time, with us pulling out about 10 o'clock. Not too bad for almost no work getting done yesterday. We spent most of yesterday getting the truck out of the shop at the Town and Country Auto dealership in Alamosa. The truck had developed a serious oil leak and when we took it in, they diagnosed the problem as a rear main oil seal leaking. That required an overnight stay in the shop for the truck, but they gave us a loaner car, so we were not afoot. After keeping the truck for an extra day because of a lack of parts, we got it back yesterday and it runs like a new one now!
Back to the story of today's travels. We made a couple of short stops, soon after leaving. The first was to completely close the door-side slide, which had accidentally been left slightly ajar. No problem, but we did have to pull over to close it. We then made a routine "pit stop" at a small rest area outside of South Fork Colorado. Our last stop was at a large rest area outside of Trinidad Colorado. We have been here before and it is a handy stop for us and the dogs!
It began to rain on us soon after the final stop and it continued all the way across New Mexico. We made good time and arrived here at Dalhart about 5:30. Remember, we lost an hour when we got into Texas and the Central time zone. In no time at all, we were checked in and set up for an overnight stay, just as it began to rain in earnest. I will add some pictures when the Internet is better.