Sunday, June 21, 2009

Colorado: June 14, 2009 San Antonio to Capulin, NM. June 14-15, 2009

We left Blazing Star RV Park in San Antonio, Sunday June 14th at 7:10am. We wanted to get an early start as the afternoon temps are forecast to be close to 100*. We were not sure how far we were going to drive today. It all depended on how Al felt after going to the Folklife Festival with Ehren & Sharon yesterday.

Al felt good driving, he wasn't too tired. We took a lot of breaks, stopping at the roadside rest areas & picnic areas every 1 1/2 to 2 hours. We drove about 350 miles, arriving at our overnight stop at a roadside picnic area just north of Post, Tx. about 3:30pm.

Map of todays travels

Just north of IH20 on Hwy84, heading toward Lubbock, we saw a new agricultural crop being raised by the farmers. (Wind Turbines in the background. Click on picture to see larger view)

They are really big.

You don't realize how big they are or how many wind turbines there are until you drive through this area. We must have driven past 500 to a 1000 today. No telling how many Wind Turbines are on the farms and ranch lands away from the main highway.

A few pictures of our overnight parking spot. A roadside picnic area on Hwy 84 overlooking Post, Tx

More wind turbines visible from our parking spot.

Monday, June 15th. Back on the road again about 6:20am. It is easy to get an early start when you don't stay in a campground or RV Park. You pretty much just put a few things away inside and drive off.

It was an easy drive to Capulin, NM, about 340 miles.

Map of todays travels

The high plains in New Mexico. You can see forever. An extinct volcano in the distance.

Our destination is Capulin RV Park.

Capulin, NM is next to Capulin Volcano National Monument, which we plan to explore tomorrow.

Picture of Capulin Volcano

Tomorrow, exploring Capulin Volcano National Monument.

Until then,

Al & Sharon

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