Princess Geek Travels: Colorado Trip Day 2 + 3

Hello everyone! Because the internet was so terrible yesterday, I was not able to get you an update on day 2 of my travels, so I decided to combine today and yesterday! Although I though I wouldn’t be able to bring much to show y’all these last two days of driving, it turned out it was more eventful than I though it would be! We finally made it to Colorado yesterday, and our final destination today, so I’m hoping there will be much more to share this week!

Yesterday we went to two different locations, I got some good pictures to show y’all! Again, I’m not a photographer, so definitely not professional!

Anyway, we ended up leaving Amarillo, Texas earlier this morning, and we drove straight to a place called Cadillac Ranch. Cornfields stretched on as far as the eye can see.

Cadillac Ranch

Why is it called Cadillac Ranch? Well…

Cadillac Ranch

In the midst of all the corn, there’s a few Cadillacs sticking out of the ground! As you can see, they have been heavily spray-painted on. When you come here, you can buy paint to leave a mark on the cars!

Some people who were leaving were kind enough to offer us some spray paint they had left, so we got to work with leaving some pictures and such on the cars. It was a bunch of fun!

Cadillac Ranch

After some driving, in which I was completely captivated by NEO: The Word Ends With You (I will be doing a review on this game once I beat it!), we stopped at Capulin Volcano in New Mexico! It was such an incredible sight, and we ended up hiking all along the lip of it, and then down into it.

Capulin Volcano

This picture was along the trail at the bottom. We didn’t walk long on this trail, since we were just waiting to be able to drive up to the top. Only so many cars can go up at a time. It was so still and quiet there, it was super peaceful!

Once we drove up, we went along the trail that went all along the lip of the volcano. Surprisingly, it only took about thirty minutes or so, if my brother is correct (he usually is), but it felt like it took forever! But this view sure was worth it!

Capulin Volcano

What’s crazy is that you can see five states from up there! Texas, New Mexico (obviously), Oklahoma, Colorado, and Kansas!

Capulin Volcano

This volcano has been dead for thousands of years, but traces of hardened magma are still around, so that was cool to see! It goes up over 8,000 feet above sea level, so hiking at that elevation definitely takes your breath away. The crater is about 400 feet deep, and it was so cool to see! Someday I want to come back at night so I can see what the stars look like. According to one of the signs posted along the hiking trail, the Milky Way would even be visible!

After that hike and much picture taking, we were back on the road again. Once again, I was addicted to NEO for most of the time until the Nintendo Switch started to die. Then I switched over to the audio book of The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne (finally, am I right??). It was only about a five hour drive before we made it to our hotel.

Today, we got up and went to visit the Colorado Gators Reptile Park, which was awesome! I highly recommend visiting here, especially if you’re an animal lover! This place had reptiles of all kinds and some other animals as well! Of course, my favorite was the Sulcata Tortoises, not only because turtles/tortoises are my favorite animal, but because I have a Sulcata myself!

This reptile park is actual a rescue center for the animals, so it’s definitely worth supporting them by paying a visit! Most of the animals had been rescued from people’s homes. I was surprised to find that 150 of the alligators had been rescued from people who thought they could keep them as pets! How crazy is that?

After visiting the reptile park, we drove on to our destination, which is where I am now! We are currently at an elevation above 10,000 feet above sea level, and I can definitely feel the difference sometimes!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post! I will be keeping y’all updated throughout the week, and I might combine other parts as well, but that depends on how the days go! God bless y’all and have a wonderful week!

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