Leftovers from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.
|"Bonded leather. James Bonded leather."|
|Should have saved this for The End.|
Shiprock, New Mexico.
We stayed overnight in a big-rig parking lot next to the shopping center. Five separate times, people knocked on the RV asking for cash. One knock came after 10 PM, and another before 7:30 AM. After a while we started passing out water like it was money.
This is not common. I've never experienced this kind of intensity before, and it made me nervous, grumpy, and sad. However, you should stop long enough to see Shiprock and the weird volcanic geologic features in the area.
|Stegosaurus Mountain (just kidding, in case that's ever on a quiz).|
|To be clear ...|
There is a ridge that extends for miles, which was part of the throat of the volcano. There is no punchline.
|"How about that Marla Hooch!" at Four Corners|
Four Corners is the iconic spot where four states meet. Your parents brought you here in a station wagon. Your sister kicked you for three days.
It looks like I'm nearly alone on the plaza. Really, I stood in line for 40 minutes to look like I was alone.
|Man Washes Four States at Once|
In even bigger news, I have finally been into Colorado, and I CONTINUE TO BE INTO THERE.