I've got the shakes. I'm sweating one minute and shivering the next. I got it BAD. Road fever has me in it's clutches...big time.
In doing a little research for this upcoming trip I keep finding things that are making the fever worse.
There is a Santa Fe Trail Museum in Trinidad. It has one of Kit Carson's buckskin coats! I've gotta see that.
The A.R. Mitchell Museum looks like it's got some wonderful western art. I've gotta see that too.
I'm still trying to find the site of Uncle Dick Wooten's house-inn and the toll gate for the old Raton Pass road. I think in doing so I've hit the jackpot because from what I can determine the site is smack dab in the middle of a later ghost town. The town of Morley was an old coal mining town that finally died in the 1950's. Nothing except the foundations of a lot of buildings remain. From all the research I have done, Uncle Dick's house/inn and toll gate was on the south side of Morley. Click on the picture to make it larger and look at the yellow pin marked "Uncle Dick's House". I think that light spot may be where Dick's house was.
You can see that to the left of the light spot is a hill. Now look at the only know picture of Uncle Dick's house....there's a hill behind it that looks to be the same!
Oh, I got it baaaaaad. Stay tuned and watch me suffer some more before I hit the road.
Thanks for visiting.