We're moving on to Bloomfield, New Mexico, this morning. It's located in the northwest corner of the state. We have a couple of sight-seeing items on our agenda. I'll say more about that as it happens. We're also going to replenish the food supply and visit a quilt shop. I have it on good authority (aka The Google) that there are three in town. I've already selected the shop of my desire.
So, yesterday was our last day in Silverton. We did some laundry, and walked the streets one more time. (You knew all along that we were streetwalkers, didn't you? We carry a sign: Will "work" for funnel cake.) It was a chilly, but bright and sparkly morning, and it was a nice walk. Here are some things we saw. Isn't Silverton a cute little town?
Okay, so driving days are necessarily short post days. We're traveling some more of US Hwy 550 and straight through Durango. (We visited Durango on our last trip to Colorado.) After that, it shouldn't be long before we cross the border into New Mexico. Until we pass through Durango, we'll be traveling the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway. Here's an image of the full loop I swiped from the website.
Now here's something interesting...to me, anyway. On our last trip to Colorado, we traveled the section of the loop from Durango, and toward Mancos and on up to Placerville. We didn't plan it this way, but this trip will take us on the section from Ridgway to Durango. And so by sheer happy accident, we will drive almost this entire 236-mile loop.
So...even though this is a driving day, it should be scenic and interesting. It's one of the byways listed in the National Geographic Scenic Highways & Byways book that I carry with us when we're traveling.
You just never know when you're going to need a guided tour of something unexpected. And all of that to say that I should have some good pictures and lots to tell you by tomorrow.