Del Norte, Colorado
Before spending our last days in Colorado in Durango we drove through Del Norte to spend the night at their City park. It's a very small town but they allow overnighting at the park. It's got a very large green lawn under the trees that you can pull along the Rio Grande River.
The Rio Grande has some beautiful fishing spots. I couldn't resist and caught a nice Rainbow Trout.
We walked over to Three Barrel Brewing for some pizza and a tasting.
It's sad to see how many dead trees there are to the pine bark beetles in this area.
One of the crazy steep run-away truck pull outs.
Looking down the valley on the other side coming up to Pagosa Springs.
La Plata County Fairgrounds
We had a spot at the fairgrounds with W/E $26.
While here we took a bike ride along the Animas River to town along the old railroad tracks.
We split some appetizers at Animas Brewing and biked back. Our last couple days we just relaxed.
We took 140/170/371 south through Farmington, New Mexico. There was some traffic on our way to Gallup so we took a cutoff on a lesser road and enjoyed the scenery.
Viewing Shiprock in the distance at 7178 elevation is quite a sight.
Love the view of all the rocks.
Gallup, New Mexico
USA RV Park
A full tan of gas later and we were on the road and crossing into Arizona before you know it.
Turquoise Room in the La Posada Hotel.
Arizona Green Chili Eggs over Polenta
Beef Machaca Chilaquilas
Back across I-40 is Homolovi State Park. We got a nice pull-through with W/E, $30.
It was a great sunset and we enjoyed watching the sunset and night sky.
The next morning we drove back through Winslow and "The Corner" on our way to Surprise.
It was a beautiful drive and all the rains from the monsoons made the desert insanely green.
Happy Trails RV Park
We did go to a Jurassic Park Outdoor Exhibit. You just drove through and when you reached each dinosaur there would be a sign with all the info about that particular dinosaur. Most of them moved and made sounds as you drove past. This would be really great for younger kids
As we approach Surprise where we'll spend the next 2 weeks the weather was scorching hot at 107!