Who knew Colourful Colorado was closed on a Sunday? We woke to a giant truck having engine trouble and chug-squeal-chugging. For alarms, I would say that this was effective. I thought the truck was going to pop out of its spot and slam through the wall.
We packed up the car knowing we were sleeping in a new state that evening. Not many photos taken today as we were heading into reservation country Ute of rolling hills, big green trees and spikey brush. Here is a river near our hotel.
It was about 109 miles but we took a few diverts, passing through towns such as Bayfield (closed) but had a cool water pump, Piedra, Pagosa Springs, Chromo and finally Chama. We passed around a bend and a hill and we would have passed the Stateline had I not seen the Welcome to Colorado sign in the rear view mirror.
It is a land of cows and horses and ranches. I did spot a real life cowboy on a horse with a group of dogs leading the way, as well as two deer trying to cross a busy road just before we had stopped and where Matt ate a tepid burger.
Our TomTom thought the hotel was 57 miles from where we were, so after stopping off and seeing a beautiful steam engine, drinking lemonade we found it two miles down the road. We were told it was bear country which explains the metal cage on the door. I am not taking night photos then. I did find a giant bear but it was carved out of a giant tree.
Dinner and whiskey then bed... hopefully no truck alarm in the morning.
Tomorrow ? No plans, no hotel booked.. We are just driving until we find something interesting.