Friday, May 08, 2009

From Las Vegas,NM to Pueblo, CO

The first time I have seen some of the peaks of the majestic Rocky Mountains


Passing the borders to Colorado, we had to climb up the "Raton Pass"

Raton Pass
(7834 feet or 2388 meters elevation) is a mountain pass on the Santa Fe Trail along the Colorado-New Mexico border in the United States. Raton Pass is a federally designated National Historic Landmark. Ratón is Spanish for "mouse."

The pass is located on the eastern side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Trinidad, Colorado and Raton, New Mexico, approximately 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Santa Fe. The pass crosses the line of volcanic mesas that extends east from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains along the state line, and furnishes the most direct land route between the valley of Arkansas River to the north and the upper valley of the Canadian River, leading to Santa Fe, to the south.


Click into the picture to see it bigger and to read about the "Challenge of the Pass"


A colorful State welcomes you!


2 miles to Springer - what a road! I wonder if you get sea sick too :)


Beautiful landscapes to the left and to the right and in front of you :)


Wagon Mound - a tiny little sleepy town with horses and Rodeos

Wagon Mound is a village in Mora County, New Mexico, United States. It is named after and located at the foot of a butte called Wagon Mound, which was a landmark for covered wagon trains and traders going up and down the Santa Fe Trail and is now Wagon Mound National Historic Landmark. The shape of the mound is said to resemble a Conestoga wagon. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 369. It was also called Santa Clara for many years. The village, with brightly painted houses and several stores and shops, is located on the plains of northeastern New Mexico. Interstate 25, which skirts the west side of town, gives a view of the majority of the town. Wagon Mound is not growing rapidly, but it has seen new construction along I-25, with new buildings on the northeast side of town as well. A planned high-speed commuter rail line between Santa Fe and Raton bodes well for the future of this small town


And here now I made the following snaps (out of my window) of pretty scenes flying by:


breathtaking flatness and pretty colors


A "Butte" - it looks like a new mountain growing - I never have seen something like this!


It's easy to see from which site the wind is blowing the most :)


They look like real wild horses, absolutely beautiful - right?


We have seen hundreds of wild Antelopes


We arrived in Pueblo, Colorado on a nice RV place. This is the view when I open the door. Isn't it pretty? I enjoy very much to see the mountains again, I mean REAL mountains, like I know from Switzerland...it feels almost like to be home....LOL...


Pretty flowers in front of the office at the RV Place - it's springtime also here in Colorado!


Hi my friends,

I hope you've enjoyed all the photos from the last 2 posts. Thanks for all your wonderful comments and for all your visits on my blog. Stay with me, I'm happy to share my photography with you and if you have any questions about what you are seeing here or if you want to buy one or two of my photos, please contact me over my email address (to see in the right column on my bog, scroll down...) for further details.

We will be on the road again tomorrow, heading more to the North for a little while, without a clear goal just now. Sometimes it feels like we are traveling like the wind...LOL.. oh, btw, Colorado is a very pretty State! :)

Stay tuned and have a nice weekend y'all!

Susanne and David

14 comments:

tricia said...

Wow-- thanks so much for these pictures. Makes me a little homesick-- but only a little. ;)

Gran said...

The pictures of the sky are amazing! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Dakota Bear said...

Wow! Those are absolutely magnificent vistas you have captured in photos.

Stay safe.

A Lady's Life said...

lOVELY PHOTOS.
THE ROCKIES ARE INDEED A SIGHT TO BEHOLD.
WHERE I LIVE MY DAY ISN'T MADE UNTIL I LAY MY EYES ON MT BAKER BECAUSE THIS MOUNTAI HAS SNOW ALL YEAR ROUND. I JUDGE GLOBAL WARMING BY CHANGES ON THAT MOUNTAIN.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND HAVE A LOVELY WEEK END.:)

Double "D" said...

Love the first shot. Some awesome shots to be found in Colorado. Did you expect to see steel mills in Pueblo Colorado? There is also a mountain locked sand dune somewhere. Can't remember the location.
Enjoy your time there.

Double "D" said...

Oops, forgot to mention, the antelope are
called Prong Horn Antelope.

FishHawk said...

Since you are going to go right by it if keep heading north, you are planning on going up Pike's Peak--right? I never got to.

P.S.: I don't really understand why. For it is really not all that remarkable in comparison to so many others, but Springer, NM is still one of my all-time favorite places.

RennyBA said...

Loved all the pics, and the first was very special with the wonderful blue sky and massive mountains - thanks for sharing with an interesting story!

Happy Weekend and Mothers Day :-)

The Retired One said...

I have never been to Colorado, so it was a treat to see it through your photos!

Marcie said...

Fantastic scenery. Love the colors..and the vastness of the Colorado sky!!!

Carole said...

such beautiful landscapes susanne. Wild antelope. Boy I bet that was wonderful to see.

Anna said...

Susanne and David, I really enjoy following your trip. These are beautiful images Susanne, and those wild horses, you are right, they are amazing. Ohhh such a nice trip you guys having, lol. Wish you all the best. Anna :)

Pratishtha said...

Wow, amazing pictures. Beautiful landscapes. Keep posting. Will come back for more soul soothing sights.

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