(Our southwest trip started May 1. All of my posts were written as the trip went along but were not posted live until we returned. If you want to read all the posts related to the trip, click on "southwest" in the label section below).
After leaving Navajo Dam, we worked our way back west to pick up 550 south. We drove south through Cuba and then San Ysidro, turning northeast towards Los Alamos, spending the night in White Rock.
Route 550 is a typical four-lane highway but it was a pleasure driving along New Mexico route 4. We saw some beautiful scenery, enjoying pull offs right by a small stream.