Day 9 of our "Epic Western Expedition" and we're facing another long drive across Texas back to Texarkana, but like I said way back at the beginning of this adventure, "Epic," was the word that describes it best. Here are some wrap-up thoughts and stats.
Here we are, Crew 3 and Day 8 of our "Epic Western Expedition." Today we started off in Trinidad, Colorado but would end the day in Amarillo, Texas via Cimarron, New Mexico, and a little place called Philmont Scout Ranch.
Up with the sun, easy breakfast and off we go into Day 7 for Crew 3 and the most "Epic Western Adventure." Today we're making our way across middle Colorado toward the Royal Gorge, and after the day before at Mesa Verde, it's hard to imagine that we could be more impressed by the beauty this state has to offer, but we were.
Day 6 for Crew 3 and the most "Epic Western Adventure" included, you guessed it, a lot more driving, as we bid ado to Flagstaff, Arizona and headed NorthEast toward Colorado, with three destinations today, Four Corners, Mesa Verde and Durango.
There's a lot of mountainous desert between Flagstaff, Arizona and the Hoover Dam, three and a half drive-time hours to be precise, but today is Dam day. So, we loaded up the vehicles with gas, food, adult leaders and scouts and set out for another long one, this is Day 5.
Once again Venture Crew 3 was up before the sun came over the mountains on the Rio Grande River near Taos, New Mexico, we're in for another long day of travel and sight-seeing before we reach today's destination in Flagstaff, Arizona.
About an hour down the road from where camped is Sante Fe, we stopped there to top off our tanks, wee break of course, and to see this amazing staircase in a little
Venture Crew 3 got up early Sunday morning to hit the road for a pretty long drive into New Mexico, uncharted territory for me for the most part. I did take a train ride to Colorado when I was a little kid but I barely remember any of it, so, therefore, it doesn't count. Today, we're going whitewater rafting!