In Taos, we first explored the old downtown area. The boys got to show off their Gentle Leaders.
Cooper drew a crowd, as usual…
We then went to see the ancient adobe pueblos.
We happened to be there on bread day, and the earthen ovens were closed and cooking.
Kelly wandered through the buildings taking pictures and absorbing the history.
It was particularly interesting to see the stock pens, which were still in use (although patched here and there in unusual ways)
On the way out, we checked out the old church and the cemetery next to it.
We returned to the RV and found Cooper fast asleep waiting for us.
We drove north on ruler straight roads, eventually crossing into Colorado.
The vistas grew increasingly spectacular, as snow covered mountains rose out of the arid plains.
Kelly worked on our wedding invitations until she was too carsick to continue, and then took breaks to enjoy the scenery.
All the while, Cooper helped me navigate.
Late that evening, we stopped briefly at a dog part in Colorado Springs so the boys could stretch their legs, before continuing on to Fort Collins.