We woke up again to a cool morning and the birds singing. We packed up camp and was sitting in the Bean in less than an hour of getting up. Jamie and I have a great system for packing up camp. She gets all of the sleeping bags together and then we clear out the tent and pull her down and BAM we are done and ready for coffee. We make an excellent team.
We headed to CO 149 going back through Lake City, before stopping in Creede for some coffee. On the way into Creede we came up on a motorcyclist riding a KTM fully loaded down on the side of the road. We slowed to see if he was OK. He gestured that he was so we started to ride off. He flagged us down before we could get to far away. We swung back around and chatted with him. Come to find out he was from Texas and belongs to the Two Wheeled Texans forum that we post on from time to time. In fact he knew of us and our Colorado journey. That is pretty darn cool. We wished him safe travel and headed into Creede. We had some coffee and did some last minute tourist stuff. We could both tell that neither one of us wanted to go back to reality.
We made our way down through northern NM before hitting the interstate around Cuba NM. The ride was a warm one by the end of the day. I forgot how pretty parts of NM are. We had a good ride.
We made it to Albuquerque around 3pm. This gave us enough time to take a shower and relax a little before attending our first wedding function of the weekend.
The trip was over. We had a great time and we will be back to Colorado soon on the bike. What a great place to ride. Tomorrow we will relax and chill before attending the wedding. I am not looking forward to the long hot ride home on Sunday, but right now life is good.