We left Tucson right before the first major Monsoon hit us. Got on the road late as usual with the goal of getting out of Arizona. In accordance with our plan, we decided to stop and see a ridiculous roadside attraction that is advertised on I-10 for fifty miles… “THE THING!” We stopped at the gas station and paid a dollar to see the thing which was to be honest totally worth a dollar. Then we grabbed ice cream. We were heading to Colorado by way of Albuquerque NM.
We stopped in the Cibola National forest for some dispersed camping and mountain biking which was a blast but tiring being in actual mountains. The monsoon showed up and forced us out because the truck is 2WD.
Next was Santa Fe, we drove through northern New Mexico which is beautiful. We saw some pronghorn and wild horses along the highway which made Lauren’s day. The next day we made it to Colorado Springs.