This is the sunset from yesterday as we drove the rest of the way to Capulin Volcano National Monument. This was not on the original itinerary, but we decided to add it because we had some extra time. Oh my goodness, is this drive beautiful.
As we were hiking up the mountain, the boys took that moment to do bench hops for football speed and agility. They did between 5 and 10 hops on every bench we encountered. There may not be a more beautiful place for speed and agility drills.
Panoramic view from the top of the volcano.
We also stopped at Bandalier National Monument, but the shuttle driver gave us bad information when he dropped us off. Therefore, we did a fantastic 3 mile hike - even though we were not planning on it. Unfortunately, we did not get to see very much of the ruins and that was a little bit disappointing. There were two visitor centers here and we did not realize that he was stopping at the trailhead and the other visitor center, so we got off at the trailhead because he said he was going back to the visitor center and we could get to the ruins from here. What we didn't realize was that we had to get back to the visitor center with enough time to get back to our car. At the first visitor center, they had a campground that was basically a parking lot with electric hookups. It was very strange.