When I rolled into denver, there was zero snow. Dry as a bone. It started snowing last night and about 12 hours later….
Really nice place. Good exhibits. Really huge. Good features. Nice layouts. Much to learn. It was a really quiet morning. Very slow, very calm.
But at about 10am….i think they had a reverse fire drill and every kid in the denver area had to enter the building. And this is more of an auditory experience so head phones or good speakers.
En route to denver from durango and after a coffee in pagosa springs, saw this sign. Random fact: its on national forest land so they arent allowed to have lids for their drinks. Some contractual thing.
Here is a vid so my mom can see i am not going to be in an avalanche and how safe it is. Of course, i didnt show the pics from when going through the trees…
After driving through a small town called Cortez, I drove by Mesa Verde National Park in my way to Durango.
The park is huge with lots to do. I opted to see some old native dwellings as the drive from the park entrance itself took about 30 minutes. That drive however, pretty intense as it is…huge climb with good views along the way and lots of turns and twists.
From Monument, I headed east to the 4 Corners Monument. Where the only place in the USA do 4 states meet. As a kid, I searched for other states thinking the experts were missing one. Needless to say, I am still looking.
When you drive up, you’re greeted by a wall of doors. Its like a gameshow…pick the right one and you can see the 4 corners, otherwise, you lose. All the doors are actually wrong. They are the doors for the vendor sections. I personally think its bad design, but I guess each state has a right to sell things.
Started driving south from moab. Started to get dark so found a campground. Super nice. Too dark for pics. Updates tomorrow.
I got out of moab a little later than I wanted so ended up trying to find a place to sleep. I didnt want to pay $100 for a place so luckily I found Sand Island Campground.
Only got to barely freezing last night. My water didnt completely freeze which was good.