Finally the time was up and it was time to go home. On the way I wanted to visit Mesa Verde and Aztec Ruins near Farmington. It was mostly personal development, though I did try to meet the Artist in Residence co-ordinator. Hadn't been to Mesa Verde in a while. Spent a day there and camped. No serious photography, just toured the museum and Balcony House and Cliff Palace. Every time you go its a little more controlled for the tourists. Beautiful spot and informative museum. Woke up in the 4-runner the next morning and it was 48 degrees. I drove down to see Aztec and took most of the tour. Area to the North was closed due to a bear and cubs sighting.
Balcony House tourists.
Finally pointed the 4-runner toward Smith County and punched "go home" on the Garmin.