We bid adieu to Rabbit Valley and the Grand Junction area on Thursday, and continued our way south heading towards New Mexico. From GJ we took Highway 141 through Unaweep Canyon and the Dolores River Canyon. We then swung over to Dove Creek, and on to Cortez and Durango. It was quite the pretty drive being Autumn and all. When we got to Durango we called it a day, and overnighted in the luxurious (not) Walmart parking lot.
We were up and away early on Friday….Walmart parking lots do that to you. Friday’s route was Durango to Pagosa Springs, then south into New Mexico with our destination being the Abique Reservoir where we stayed last fall for a while. But, Ooooh…the campground was closed for the season. After a quick consultation Kay and I decided to try the campground at Ojo Caliente, home to its world renowned hot springs. Ojo is about thirty five miles or so north of Espanola. It turned out to be a win…win…win situation. The campground had plenty of vacancies, it was relatively inexpensive, and it was located in the bosque along the banks of the Rio Ojo Caliente. A pretty little spot indeed. Plus, a very, very big plus for Kay, the hot springs are within walking distance from the trailer. Here are some photos of our camp in the cottonwoods, and the surrounding scenery.:
About a quarter of a mile or so from our site there is this rather unique round, wood and adobe, horse barn that was built in the 1920’s and is now on the National Register of Historic Places.
Here is a shot of the inside second floor and roof:
One never knows what will turn up when you are out and about in New Mexico – such as this meditation circle / labyrinth:
So, we are going to be here for a few days longer and the we’ll head down to the ol’ Bosque Del Apache to visit with some friends.