Heading West

Heading West

by Marcella Simmons


It has been a busy week here at The Family Traveler household… our bags are packed and we are ready to go. Our plan is to leave this coming Sunday after church—we’re heading West again this year.

We’ll stop somewhere on the road for the night, probably Wichita Falls or Amarillo.

At daybreak on Monday we’ll be on the road again to Fort Garland, Colorado where we’ll be for the next 3 nights. We’re staying at the Mountain View Motor Inn in Fort Garland. We’re about thirty miles form the Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve and you know what we’ll be doing for the next 3 days! We’ll rent sand sleds and sand boards and soak up as much sun as we can!

While we’re in Fort Garland, we’re going to check out the UFO WATCHTOWER. Have you ever wondered what a real UFO looks like? Come find out at the UFO WATCHTOWER, located 2¹/² miles N .of Hooper, CO on HWY 17. For more information, check out their website at http://ufowatchtower.com/  719-378-2296.


When our time is up at Fort Garland, we’re driving over to Lake City, Colorado! We’re staying at The Texan Resort. This is our fifth year in Lake City at The Texan and it certainly won’t be our last. We’ve always had a wonderful stay and Arlan and all the gang there make it a priority in making sure their guests are comfortable and satisfied. They even go as far as hanging their towels and linen out to dry for that down-home country smell and touch. We’ll be there for the next five nights! Check out The Texan Resort website at http://www.texanresort.com/new/index.html.

After our five nights is up there, we’re heading a little farther north to a little town called Naturita. We’ll be staying at the High Country RV & Park for the next 5 nights. Lloyd has been trying to get us up to his mountain for the last four or five years and this will be our first visit! Yeah, we are a little excited! Well, a lot!

After we leave Naturita, we’ll spend the entire day driving to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico before heading home.

We’re staying at the La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa, located at 311 Marr Street -it is home to the “living” water with natural flow artesian hot springs in Truth or Consequences, NM. This will be our first time to visit but we’re going to soak in the hot springs as much as we can for the next five nights! I will never want to leave! My body is craving a little relaxation and you can bet I can find it here. Visit their website for more information at http://www.lapalomahotspringsandspa.com/.

Around the twenty-sixth of the month, we’ll be making our way across New Mexico into Texas and heading home. Check our website for daily updates and our travel photos as we take our journey this summer. You can always join us! https://familytravelhostusa.com/











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