Mother's Day: Hays, KS to Taos, NM - NM&AZ 2011
By noon we had thankfully crossed the rest of Kansas and after entering Colorado finally said goodbye to the endless ribbon of Interstate 70.   I was driving and Harry had dosed off in Kansas and awoke to a view of the Rockies.   The rest of the drive was delightful.  We had both been feeling a bit worn from a week on the open road but finally seeing the scenery we had set out for has perked us up immensely.   The final hour from Cimarron to Taos was up and down mountain passes and through state and national forests.   Really beautiful.  

We had nice telephone conversations with both of our boys and my mother today.   It was good to hear their cheery voices.

We opted to upgrade from our usual on the road lodging tonight and are staying in a Hotel that dates back to the 1930’s.   It was built in the old style and is filled with local art.   Our spacious room has a Kiva fireplace in front of which I am now sitting enjoying a crackling fire.

Now we can slow down and enjoy the scene.   Three and a half days in one place.   The mind boggles.  

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