The first day was lots and lots of Texas (I always renew my appreciation for how big our state is when I travel. It takes almost a whole day to get out of it!) which means cattle, cotton and wind farms. We went through Amarillo this time, so we missed a lot of the desert.
Our first night stop was Raton, New Mexico. What a nice little town. New Mexico is just about my second favorite state, I love the mountains and the trees and the air. So crisp and beautiful.
Next morning, up and on the road again through New Mexico, then Colorado and a stop in Denver for lunch with Katie! She suggested a really nice little place, Teller Tavern, which had a really different and unique menu. But, of course, visiting with her was the highlight of our day!
I'm really bad at this selfie thing, but I think we captured the idea!
After lunch and catching up with her, we were on to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where we stopped again for the night. I kind of like these shorter travel days, they give us a chance to stretch our legs and we stop before John's knee and hip start hurting.
But, just in case his knee and hip were hurting, we treated them with these:
The plains around Cheyenne had their own beauty -- just miles and miles of prairie as far as the eye could see. Our country still has so much wide open spaces -- just beautiful. I wish I could have caught a picture of all of the prong horn antelope -- they were everywhere. I'm going to try to get a picture while we are in Wyoming, for sure.