So now that I've been home for over a week, I guess I should finally catch up in the fora and post my report.
The first day was a long savage burn across TexSux. Not much remarkable during this long dull hot ride, except for a stop at Cadillac Ranch.
But once into New Mexico things get more interesting. On Capulin Volcano with Sierra Grande in the background:
Between Capulin and Folsom. Thank goodness they fled when I moved forward:
The first night's stop was in Trinidad CO, a nice tidy 600-mile ride from home. I wish I could remember who here suggested Trinidad Lake State Park- I stayed there and it was the nicest state park I've ever seen, and WORLDS better than any SP in TexSux I've visited!
Got a nice camping-spot with the tent secluded up in the trees from the parking:
The town of Trinidad itself is rather charming, and definitely has a gentrified quality in many parts. It's tiny, but it is obvious that classy people with money are moving there.
My search for food led me to the East Pike Pub, where El Cupacabra got to hang out with a rat/6:
The place is run by two young brothers who grew up less than a mile from where I currently live! How's that for a small world? Then again, I understand that 3/4 of the people in Colorado used to live in TexSux.
Anyway, East Pike Pub is worth a visit- good selection of microbrews and their food ranges from yummy burgers to tapas to Indian. It was this good:
Day two coming up...