The Highway of Legends

I decided to visit my mom in Trinidad, Colorado, so I made the road trip from Austin, Texas (about a 12 hour drive).

For anybody that has made the drive through north Texas, you have my sympathies. It’s a boring ass drive. Luckily I had my music and several containers of 5-hour Energy.

My mother lives near Trinidad, Colorado in a place called Weston.

Weston was a nice escape. I had no Internet access. No cell service. I was literally in the wilderness.

Near Weston is a very lovely place called Cuchara, Colorado. Here are some pictures I took of the scenery.

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Deer near Cuchara

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Monument Lake near Cuchara

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North Lake near Cuchara

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Near Cuchara Colorado

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Near Cuchara Colorado

You may view the rest of the pictures on my Flickr account.

Overall, the trip was very nice. While I wouldn’t wish a 12-hour drive on anybody (as it’s quite physically and mentally draining), it was worth seeing my mom’s side of the family again.


  1. Nice pictures Ron. Like your use of color, and I really like the North Lake photos. I never thought of it as a picturesque lake, but your POV made it look like it was on the end of the earth.

  2. Gorgeous Ronald,
    Superb photography, it looks like drown and coloured. Really nature has given gifts to us. Frankly, I like Cuchara, Colorado photograph. It looks like Christmas time.

  3. Those pictures are breath taking! Me, I don’t know if I could survive to places without the net nor telecom signals. I might try it once in my life but not very soon. 🙂

  4. Nice pictures – you shoud take more.

    BTW, I remember when there were no cell phones and you had to drop off the interstate and find a pay phone to make a call!

  5. Awww very nice place! Away from the traffic, the buzz of technology and pollution. It isn’t always that people get to see places like these. Most of the time we are stuck in the city our entire lives. 🙂

  6. Nice pictures.. What camera did you use? They look very professional. The ones in the dark came out good quality. The first shot of deer is beautiful.

  7. Amazing shot specially when your camera catch that deer and it looks shock 🙂

  8. wow very nice pictures, they remind me of the time I used to live in Newtown, CT. I always deers in the spring and summer time.

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