Here's a shot in the South Park area -- you can see the clouds looming over the mountain peaks. They increased through the day, but no rain or snow at our level. Just cold and windy.
Had lunch in Buena Vista -- see shot of historic courthouse. The Collegiate Range (Mt. Princeton, Mt. Harvard, etc.) was pretty much socked in, so we couldn't see the high mountains in this area. Drove through historic downtown Salida, but didn't stop to browse or shop -- some other time in better weather -- then south through the San Luis Valley and into New Mexico.
Stopped at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge. Just before you get there, from the west, there is a settlement of unusual, partially underground houses. Sign said, I believe, Spaceship Earth. There is a visitor's center, so some time will have to stop and find out what that's all about -- 21st century version of Taos commune society, I would guess.
The reason for going through Taos was to do some prep work for a possible outing of St. John's RVers this summer. I had talked by phone to the preacher at El Pueblito United Methodist Church and wanted to meet him. Turned out he was in Albuquerque, but I had a nice visit with lady at the church with a group preparing a Mardi Gras dinner. We also scoped out a Taos RV park where we might stay.
By now, it was late afternoon, but rather than stay the night, we decided to head on home -- hard to stop when you're within a couple of hours at home.
Next up: trip to Grand Rapids, MI, first weekend in March, for granddaughter Kaci's performance as Laurie in OKLAHOMA! All four Hinkle siblings will be there for a reunion and more family fun.
Susie and Rob