Friday, September 9, 2011

We're in Tennessee

We are now in Tennessee at Cumberland Mountain State Park in eastern TN near Crossville. Will include photos of the area here next time I post, but thought I'd bring you all up to date on what we have been doing the last month.
We spent a while in Lubbock TX, then two weeks in Chama NM. We were waiting out the heat in TN, as well as the rain storms predicted for the area. Turns out Tropical Storm Lee moved farther northeast and dumped most of the rain on New England.
Below are a few photos we took while "camping" in Chama.

This is the old sign for the Chama RV park. I thought it was kind of neat with the mountains in the background.

We enjoyed the warm days (75-80 degrees) and cool nights (45-55 degrees). A welcome change from the heat in Texas.

One day while driving back from Alamosa, CO we saw black smoke and pulled over at an overlook just in time to catch this photo. We didn't get to ride the train this trip but plan to do it next time we are in Chama.

Echo Amphitheater south of Chama.

Heron Lake near Chama.

Another day trip to Pagosa Springs, CO. You can tell how much Donnie enjoyed the "aroma" of the springs.

While on the way to Alamosa, we saw these towers in the distance and had to check them out. Turned out to be a private residence in Antonito, CO called Cano's Castle. The towers were covered with cut up and flattened aluminum cans. Needless to say Cano is one eccentric artist.

Abiquiu NM is a really interesting place to visit. We drove into the town plaza where we saw the above church, as well as the home of Georgia O'Keefe. The rock formations are awe inspiring, but we still prefer the mountains and pines.

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