Left FL early in May with a dear friend who is looking forward to new travel experiences, seeing the west and making new friends. Little did we expect the weather we encountered. We made excellent time covering a lot of ground every day. Thursday we left Childress, TX, heading to Amarillo and then NM. The driving was about the worst I’ve encountered, veyr low clouds made visibility about 0. Then we hit hard rain and strong winds. Finally it got really ugly with thunder and lightning. We were very glad we got through it safely and when we did. I managed to get a photo as we were approaching Amarillo, finally a tiny bit of blue sky.
We made it to Santa Fe and found sites in a NFS campground just north of town. Santa Fe is undoubtedly a lovely town but to us it was a place with heavy traffic and more stop lights than we’d ever encountered. We explored north of town, and took some interesting drives. The overpasses and underpasses on the main road north were all decorated with different themes, some obviously Indian and some more western.
Weather in Santa Fe was extreme, lovely Friday but a brisk wind, then Saturday turned very cold, 30s with strong cold winds. On the way back to the campground it snowed quite a bit, fortunately it didn’t stick very long. Then the sun came out a bit as the clouds blew by.
Mother’s Day it was 32 when we drove out of the campground and headed to Utah. Bluff, UT, tonight, 65 as we had hamburgers on the grill. Very nice!