On our way to the Rocky Mountains(and on the way back) we stayed overnight in a cute little RV Park in Raton Pass, NM.
(I might have told Sunny she was going to have take a bath with the bears while we were here teeheehee)
At almost 8,000ft above sea level, Raton Pass is located near the border of New Mexico and Colorado. Because of the elevation, the highway over the mountain pass can be unpredictable during the Winter and Spring because of snow and wind storms. Although Daddy says it is a little scary to drive, we were lucky and didn't run into any winds or bad weather.
As seems to be a theme on our holidays, the Raton Pass RV Park is located near an historic railway line. The railroad was built back in 1878, they built a tunnel through the mountain pass in 1879. In 1908, a second tunnel was built and, believe it or not, still serves Amtrak train customers today!
We had beautiful weather during our stays.
During our first stay the temperatures were in the 90sF(30sC).
On our way home, they were in the 60s(15-25C).
We were lucky and arrived in the mid afternoon both days, plenty of time for long walkies with Daddy!
We had to do our big walkies during the day though, because at this RV park there was a TON of wildlife!!
Not just on the bath house walls either!
Well, that's what Mama said anyway, we would have loved to see a bear! We bet we could have barked it away!
We did hear a rattlesnake during one of our hikes but Mama turned us around on the trail before we could see it.
(Between us, Daddy said it was probably a cicada bug, but Mama wasn't taking any chances. Silly Mama!)
Luckily, we saw no bears or cougars except on the bathhouse walls BOL. Seriously though, the buildings were covered with these fun paintings which gave the pawrents a giggle. I(Rosy) may or may not have barked at them through the RV window.
Join us next week when I(Rosy) take you on a tour of Grand Lake, Colorado, the Gateway to the Rocky Mountains!
Don't worry Sunny, you don't really have to bathe with the bears BOL!