However, Taos seems to be filled with free spirits. I'm all for the freedom to be, the freedom to do, the freedom to experience, but sometimes these freedoms produce things that I'm not so crazy about. Wild, unkempt "precocious" children, loose, unneutered, bandana festuned dogs and messy homesteads sprouting gardens of used up "stuff". No worries man....
The recommended drive along NM 522 to Colorado was beautiful. Ours was the only paved road. Signs told us we were driving though free range and to be watchful for cattle, horses and other animals in or near the road. The strong wind was, once again, or traveling companion.
|driving past Blanca Peak, 14, 345 above sea level|
As we crossed into Colorado, the scenery seemed to change from what we had come to think of as the southwest, to the west. The dry, dusty mesas turned to rocky mountains with tall pine trees. The houses changed from the adobe of the southwest to the more peaked roof, log homes of this area.
|we ate lunch on a wide, paved pull off|
|Ah, I see what this pull off is for....glad we're here in the summer.|
We decided to stop at Colorado City, about 40 miles south of Colorado Springs. We don't know what to expect ahead, with the fires only 50 per cent contained, so we thought this would be a good place to stay the night.
|view from our campsite at Pueblo South KOA|
|Sasha is so happy to have thick, cool grass again!|
|guess what Lewis and Dave are looking at....|
|gin and tonic time in Colorado|
|Yep, this is what the "boys" were watching! The woman and her husband came out of their motorhome with two beautiful kitties on leashes and walked the whole campground.|