After reaching the high point in Texas we made the rest of the long exhausting drive to Colorado. We were excited to spend the next few days with our good friends, Sam and Kim, who had recently moved from Houston to Durango after their beautiful wedding we had attended in Costa Rica. We got to do a little acclimating there which would end up helping Dustin on his bicycle rides and our upcoming hikes. We loved our time in Durango with them and got out and explored the area in the cooler temps. Kim and Sam have 3 dogs and with Durango being such a dog-friendly place, we took one of the pups with us almost everywhere we went. This sure made us miss our little Vegas.
After our time in Durango we eventually headed back into New Mexico where we ended up spending some time in both Santa Fe and Taos Ski Valley. We made an attempt at the that state’s high point as well, but found the same result as we did in Colorado with much of the high passes snowed in. On our way back to Austin we spent a night with family in Lubbock which rounded out a memorable road trip! Turns out we left Austin during the perfect week; it rained the entire time we were gone and record flooding occurred.