We left Estes Park, CO yesterday morning and covered about 500 miles on our way back to the Dallas area (another 400 miles for today). We have plenty to think about as we travel…so many things learned, so many challenges, so many changes, so many things to do. We’re looking forward to moving forward and we’re looking forward to returning home. We’ll be awaiting our caravan partners to wrap up their travel plans so we can accompany each other back home to Mexico. Our crossing date continues to be planned for August 5.
Yesterday, as we passed through northeast New Mexico, we drove 3 miles south of Volcano Capulin. Unfortunately, there was no time for a visit to this national monument. There is a spiral drive around the cone and a mile long trail that can be hiked around the rim of this ancient volcano. There is a strenuous trail that descends into the depth of the caldera. Sorry to say only a photo out of the driver’s side window at 60 mph was the best we could do!
We read a little about it afterward and it has an interesting historical story, including playing an important role in changing archeologists’ minds about how long people have been present in North America by several thousand years. The bone of an extinct type of bison was found near Capulin with an arrowhead embedded into it. Fascinating.