Today was a very good day but a very long day. Leaving Cheyenne WY about 8:30 a.m. we drove 572 miles to Taos NM. For those who care I was getting 24.1 mpg so I was a happy camper. The last hundred miles were the prettiest through canyons and along a stream that had many fly fishermen. Abby has her learner's permit so she drove for about 90 minutes. It was two lane through the canyon so it was slow and minimal traffic, but she did a super job.
Evan forgot his swimming trunks at home so that meant a stop at Wal-Mart in Pueblo CO but there was nothing in the style he wanted that fit him. So we ended up at Wal-Mart in Taos (they truly are everywhere) and he found what he wanted.
Supper was at a fun restaurant on the Plaza de Taos. Tomorrow we will take a trolley tour out to the Taos Pueblo, then to an old church and a third site. After that we will mosey around the plaza. Evan found a Rocky Mountain chocolate factory (now there is a boy after my own heart) so we will have to sample the wares, of course. All the adobe buildings really make for a different setting. Taos is a resort town winter and summer with a beautiful setting.
Everything was green along the way. We drove in a couple of showers and some sharp lightning on the mountain peaks, but that was far away.
The clerk at the front desk of our hotel had spent a couple years at a hotel in Williston ND so he knew Glendive MT. All he said was, "It gets cold up there." I responded, "Yes, it does."
Now we have crashed and are totally done for the night. Tomorrow will be a full day.