It was time to leave Raton, so on yet another sunny, but chilly morning, we joined I25. When we left it was 43F and windy, but with the wind behind us most of the way, it practically blew us south.
Amazing what a difference a following wind makes to fuel economy! There was snow on the mountains around Cimarron, but by the time we reached Santa Fe, although it was still cold, the snow had disappeared.
We arrived in Bernalillo just after lunch and it was nice to set up in warm sunshine. I think we left Colorado City and Raton just in time as the forecasts we heard were for very cold weather and snow.
We saw this cute café sign in Bernalillo.
It was lovely to be in warm sunshine again, we took a trip on the New Mexico Rail Runner (great way to travel) to Santa Fe. Santa Fe is spectacular, I think it’s a place you either fall in love with or wonder why people rave about it. In case you have noticed, we’re in the first category.
St. Francis of Assisi Dancing on Water, this statue by the cathedral is so happy, it can’t help but you smile.
One of our favourite things to do in Santa Fe, get a coffee and people watch on the plaza.
After a few days and a forecast for good weather, we decided we’d head off across I40 via Grants, NM and Holbrook, AZ to Williams, AZ. Last year our Grand Canyon hiking plans vanished as we arrived in Williams the day the Government shutdown closed all the National Parks. I know we’ve been to the Grand Canyon quite a few times, but it’s one of our all-time favourite places.
We had great views of Mount Taylor at our overnight stop in Grants.
A couple of days later we rolled into the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, in Williams.
Have fun, we are!