The Big Roadtrip 2002!

Denver, Colorado, to Santa Fe, New Mexico

- 10 September 2002 -


From about Walsenburg, Colorado, southward into New Mexico, this was a tremendously pretty drive. Colorado Springs was pretty, too, but it was cloudy, and I could not see the famous Pikes Peak that day.

NOTE: I don't have any pictures of Santa Fe in here; it got dark before I got there, and so I couldn't take any pictures before I headed on to Albuquerque for the night. 


I-25 southbound. You can see downtown Denver in the distance.


Castle Rock, Colorado.


Castle Rock's Castle Rock.


I don't know whether this is a rock, or if it is considered to be more than one. I also don't know whether its name is related to the town shown on the exit sign ("Larkspur"). However, I do know that I took a photograph of it, and, by golly, that's good enough to put it on this page. 


Mt. St. von Schmecken!

Actually, I don't know what this one is, either, darnit.  


Did I take the wrong turn somewhere in Newfoundland?  


Part of Colorado Springs. The region may be home to a U.S. Air Force base, Pikes Peak, and a certain über-conservative organization whose name I shall not mention, but it's primarily famous as the place where I got very lost looking for a AAA office.


More Colorado Springs.


Colorado Springs, as seen from a... hill... somewhere thereabouts. Yeah.

(That's the problem with writing captions almost two years later ;b )


Running down that hill, running down that road, with no problems (except a certain one involving finding a AAA office). 


Ever see those commercials which advised you to get documents from the U.S. government office in Pueblo, Colorado?

Ever wonder what Pueblo, Colorado looks like?

Well, here you go :b  


Ever see those commercials which advised you to get documents from the U.S. government office in Pueblo, Colorado?

Ever wonder what Pueblo, Colorado looks like?

Well, here you go :b  


Southern Colorado. 


More of southern Colorado, between Pueblo and Walsenburg. 


The entrance to Walsenburg, Colorado. 


Ever see those commercials that advise you to get something or other from Walsenburg, Colorado?

Me neither. 

But here it is, anyway.


Church.

Plus... LOAF 'N JUG no ohnoOHNO NOOOO *convulse* *twitch*

...

My deepest apologies for that shameful little outburst. (Between Canada's "Fas Gas" and Colorado's "Loaf 'n Jug", the fueling stations of the world seem to have nomenclature that are specifically designed to drive me into helpless twitching fits.)


Walsenburg, Colorado.


More of the same.


A cool mural I saw across the street from the Carl's Jr. in downtown Walsenburg.  


There's another mural across the way, too.


This picture, and the next few pictures, were taken between Walsenburg and Trinidad along I-25.




Trinidad, Colorado. 


w00tt0n!


It was a rainy day on the Raton Pass, which is the pass that one must pass on over to pass through to New Mexico.

The next few pictures of the Raton Pass will reflect the aqueous goodness that was flowing from the heavens upon that day.  



"Welcome to New Mexico" 



An exit for Taos... and a bit of northern New Mexico scenery.















Text written on 20 March 2004.
Last updated 19 January 2006.

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