These past few weeks have been more socially oriented. Unlike the first phase of the road trip, I have spent more time with other people. And experiencing a bit of culture.
The first phase saw me having remote campsites in lonely and places typically unseen by many.
These past few weeks? Except for my time in Bears Ears, I spent it among the company of many people. And a lot more driving.
Those are not complaints just an observation that the tempo of the trip changed a bit.
Many generous people opened up their homes to me, and I enjoyed my time spent with them all. I’m lucky!
After my short J-Tree trip I made my back to Colorado for some engagements I have coming up next week. Some plans in Colorado this past week fell through. Which, oddly, worked out well. I’m a bit tired and a few days just to take it leisurely were welcome! And next week? The work begins. I have my presentations, some clerical tasks to address and similar loose ends, and something new that I’ll be announcing next week.
In the meantime, the time I made miles in a quick period of time punctuated by some short pitstops.
The history buff in me could not pass up a pitstop to the Patton Museum.
And some quiet dispersed camping was found on BLM land.
And the sunset view as not bad at all.
I pushed through New Mexico via I-40. And I took advantage to explore ABQ a bit. I’ve only driven through the city in the past. I was pleasantly surprised with the town. Excellent food was partaken of course. But the city itself was more mellow than Denver or Phoenix. And I found the old town area to be a worthy place to spend some time.
And the Petroglyph National Monument at the edge of the city was a delight to explore.
I’m a little tired. But eagerly looking forward to the next phase!