After Ricardo got my BMW running this morning Patricia, Ricardo and I headed southeast to Tucumcari.  But wait!  Why are we riding north.  Because we cannot leave Taos without riding the fabled Enchanted Circle.   A ninety mile high mountain ride that cuts through several 9000 to ten thousand mountain passes.  

An invigorating and beautiful ride past mountain peaks, rivers, alpine lakes and through several mountain sky villages.  Villages like Questa, Red River, Eagles Nest......villages pristine in their beauty.  Finally taking an unknown road, hopefully headed south, we soon found ourselves on a very narrow, unmarked, twisting paved trail.  And yes, it began to rain.

Finally we came to the village of Mora, obviously named after Patricia Mora.  Suddenly we were back in Las Vegas where I picked up NM Hwy 104.  This is a 106 mile paved trail that runs through starkly barren mountain desert, high mountain passes and past Conchas Lake.  Conchas Lake, known for itís great Walleye fishing.  I first traveled this road in approximately 1984 with my son, Wayne. He was only About 13 years old at the time and very skeptical of his wandering fatherís choice of roads.

Today, it was Ricardo, who was skeptical, wondering how I ever found this road.  But by 5:00 PM
We were safely checked into  a new and nice LaQuinta here in Tucumcari.  Tonightís dinner was on Old Route 66 at Delís, a great restaurant that has served continuously since 1953.

And tomorrow we will be off to Ruidosa, a place I have never visited.  Maybe Ricsrdo will know the way.