skullstatuerebelsroostAfter another terrific desert drive, I made it from Grants and pulled into Cuba, NM.  After dropping Patrick off at the trailhead in Grants to head up the Mt. Taylor, Jaco and I hit the road - a smooth road this time - and headed north.  

krisdriving2018Well, the timeline informs us that it was one year ago today that we left Pagosa Springs for our very first trip to Washington State.  What a trip that was

We had been evacuated from our campground hosting positions due to the 416 fire outside of Durango and there was no clear end to the fire closures in sight.

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As you can see, it was just a stunning day for travel as I set out from Grants after dropping Patrick off to begin the ascent of Mount Taylor.  It would be the first time I travel through the Navajo Nation (after all this time in NM, there is still SO much to see) and it turned out to be just a wonderful day.  Beautiful rock formations, mesas, desert-scapes, and of course, that enormous aqua sky.
 
If you've watched the Grants, NM video, you saw that we got laid up for a couple of extra days.  We had moved in from Joe Skeen free campground to an RV Park for a night to do some laundry and be close to town - and the Asian Super Buffet