The trip was ending. All good things have to come to an end, I suppose. Breakfast was cooked and the boys began breaking down the Compound. Last night would be the last night the Compound would be set up. We're actually selling the trailer to Pete and Mandy and moving up to an off road Teardrop trailer. We had a lot of miles to cover, but said farewell to the trips best camp spot.
Rommel had a teary goodbye with the river/creek.
We began our descent towards Durango. The entire trip, we lamented on how little rain we experienced compared to last year. The drive south made up for it. During a break in the rain, we stopped at an overlook.
One thing that surprised me about Colorado, is how poorly residents drive in foul weather. You would think they'd be champs, but...not so much.
The lower we went, the warmer is got. We fueled up in Durango and pushed on towards Cortez. The map pointed us to National Forest access and we found a nice camp spot nestled in the pines. Impromptu camp was erected and we relaxed throughout the afternoon.
Mike and I wandered off to play fetch with Rommel and Mika in the dense brush. Elly was still feeling under the weather, so she took turns nuzzling Mike and I.
We moseyed back to camp, ate dinner and turned in. Tomorrow would be the final push back to Casa Grande. Back to reality.