New Mexico is beautiful!May 2 in the United States
As mentioned before, i decided to stick around in New Mexico a bit longer, and this was completely worth it. Driving through all the different Indian reservations is beautiful. Again the pictures do not even come close to what you see with your own eyes. In a small town, i decided to get something to eat, and in a small restaurant i got into a little chat with a local lady over there, and the talk was so nice, that she invited me to stay for the night at her sons farm nearby. These people were incredibly nice, and after a nice evening in their backyard btw I have never seen so many hummingbirds in my life!, he even took me on a little drive in their Jeep through the desert! The next day they even invited me for breakfast, and then they had to go back to work on their land, and i continued my journey. As I heard of Los Alamos, which was the secret military facility where they developed the atomic bomb, i decided to drive over there and see what was left of this facility. On the map i found a nice route through the nature park around it. Sounds good... At first the road was perfectly paved, but after about 17 miles, the normal road stopped, only to leave me with a dirt road, which would take me to los Alamos.... decision time... i didn’t do it. So i had to drive back 17 miles to the main road, when suddenly the park ranger stops in front of me. I asked him what was up with that unpaved road ahead.. It would be fine, he said.... he has seen bigger RVs pass that road, he said!
So i decided to gamble, and drive 17 miles back to the dirt road and just go for it! This turned out to become the most scary drive i ever did in my life!
In the beginning it was going somewhat ok... then the stable dirt changed into some sort of red dried out muddy road with a pretty deep cliff on my right side, which barely fits my RV. But I made it! And the prize for this scary ride was amazing! See picture 4 below. Then i continued to Los Alamos, which was kind of a disappointment. Arriving in the town, i found out that this was still a big research facility, told by the military guys who stopped me and completely searched the inside and outside of my RV before i got into the town. I think i spent 30 minutes there, and then i headed back towards albequerque, to make the final turn to the west towards Flagstaff... Yes i am definitely not going south anymore. Ahead of me is now a long drive to flagstaff via the good old Route 66 again....
See you later!