We left the house at 5:30 am and set out for Taos. We had a 13 hour drive ahead of us. This will be the longest drive of the whole trip. The van ran beautifully!! We were extremely pleased by this. We were cruising through Kansas and Colorado. We then hit a mountain pass that was pretty brutal, but we made it. We did go a solid 25 mph the whole way up, but we did not mind enjoying the amazing mountain view for a little longer :)
The mountain driving was slow but breathtaking. We crossed into New Mexico and saw wild horses and goats.
We finally arrived at Jason and Katie's place. It was refreshing the see those two. We went out for dinner at Eske's brewery and pub. We ordered flights of beer and had an amazing dinner. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful weather and the great company. We had several laughs and a wonderful time.