|Writing their stories enroute|
After we went to Mesa Verde to see the Cliff Dwellings in Colorado we were very undecided on what route to take home. We had detoured north to see the dwellings so we thought maybe we should just keep going through Colorado and swing north but then the colder weather wasn't appealing. Heading south back to New Mexico didn't seem very efficient but in the end we heard there was as snow storm coming in Colorado so we swung south, back to New Mexico.
I'm glad we did backtrack as the scenery was really pretty and we ended the driving day at a great campsite (in Bernalillo just north of Alburquerque) with a little adobe style shelter. Eric was able to get his hammock out for the first time since Lake Superior. And the night was mild and so comfortable. The next morning was brilliant with the sunrise reflecting onto the clouds making them peachy pink hue and it just so happened that there was a hot air balloon festival that morning so we got a sky full of colourful balloons too! So neat! I really liked New Mexico in our brief visit.
The next driving day we drove into Texas and stayed at a non-descript KOA outside a big city - Amarillo. That day wasn't very inspiring, so I don't have much to say (oh there was the Cadillac Ranch). I can't even remember if homeschooling went okay. Day 3 of driving was from Amarillo, Texas to Stroud, Oklohoma (between Oklohoma City and Tulsa). We got off the interstate for part of the drive and that was nice (route 66) .. saw a lot of rolling hills, healthy looking farms, trees, and the soil was so red! We miss the desert and southwest feel that we had just a few days ago and realized with the familiar terrain that we are getting closer to home. We stopped at a Best Western motel (Eric was tired out from al the driving) and have decided to just motel it from here on in.
At this point I wish we could just telaport home!
|Cadillac Ranch in Texas|
|I guess the thing to do is to leave your mark with spray paint|