Valley of Fire
Following the suggestions, we made sure that we stayed on the 'scenic byway', and headed into Billy the Kid country - and the historic town of Lincoln, and the home of the Lincoln County Wars.
An interesting story...
Lincoln is set up a valley, amongst the peaks - rising to 12,000 feet. A pretty place, although it has to be said the town only holds so much interest! The 1870s ? Hmm. I have pairs of underpants older than that.
However, we did find the best coffee shop so far - and a very friendly and fascinating proprietor; Annie 'Sure Shot':
Annie 'Get your Gun' Sureshot
Most importantly, Annie told us that we needed to make our way to the Valley of Fire; a campground amidst an old lava flow! Sounded interesting... we left Lincoln, and were soon back on the open road.... ...arriving finally at the Valley of Fire!