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I took this picture of Pike's Peak while driving through Colorado Springs. I spent most of my time driving so I didn't have much time to take pictures. Once I get to New Mexico, my life will slow down considerably and I'll have a lot more time to snap a picture or two
I pulled out of Denver about 9:30 this morning which gave rush-hour traffic a chance to thin out, and turned south on I-25. This is always a tough time for me when I'm leaving. I miss my family almost before I'm out of the driveway,
It's chilly, and I'm wearing a light jacket which I will do until the truck warms up. I'm going to Woodland Park, where I used to live to say goodbye to my youngest son. He's going to meet me for lunch at Arby's, and then he will go back to work; and I will head down Ute Pass, where I'll catch I-25 south again.
I wanted to take a different route towards New Mexico, but as usual, another front is coming through later this week, so I need to get out of these mountains and find a place to hole up until it's over. And since I want to go to the Bosque Del Apache to see some Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese. I will probably go to Storie Lake State Park in Las Vegas, New Mexico since I can stay there for free with my New Mexico annual camping pass and hang around there until the weather clears up and then mosey on down to the Bosque.
I only have one place I have to be this winter and it's the balloon rally in Gallup, New Mexico December 1. So I don't know where I'm going to go when I leave the Bosque, and actually I don't much care. I could head back northeast and stay in the general area of Gallup until the balloon rally, or I could head west on I-40 and spend some time in Lake Havasu, they've usually got something going on in town that's interesting, and the boondocking there is great.
I'm hoping whatever I do won't have to be influenced by the price and availability of diesel fuel, but I am pretty worried about it. Running out of fuel is bad enough, but what happens when you run out of fuel, and there's no place to buy any more? I'm hoping I never have to find out.
I took this picture from the Walmart parking lot in Trinidad Colorado. These two mountains kind of off to themselves are called Spanish peaks because the Spanish mined for gold on these mountains a few hundred years ago.
That didn't make the local Ute tribe to happy because they consider these mountains sacred. History is sketchy from that time, but the stories are many Spanish miners died on those mountains and their haunted to this day.