From Elk City we continued on I-40 till we got to Amarillo, TX then turned southwest on US Highway 70 and continued our 255 mile trek with lots of wind in the 15 to 20 mph range. Our destination was a Alpaca farm, on the outskirts of town. We had called the day before to make sure they had room for us as members of the Harvest Hosts system. We arrived mid afternoon and were met by our host, who gave us a bag of homemade oatmeal cookies! Then we quickly settled in to our spot, joining another couple who had arrived minutes before us. Next we took a long walk around the farm to see the Alpaca’s, where we discovered alpacas have individual faces like we do. Yes, each one is unique, like us. And, they are VERY CURIOUS. Also on the farm are guard Llama’s, Great Pyrenees guard dogs, an elderly (25 years) horse and a cow. Such a managerie! We slept so soundly, so far out in the country with no sirens, trains or planes! The gifts store of the farm was neat with so many unique items, all Alpaca themed. They have socks, hats, gloves, scarves and more all knitted with alpaca. wool.
The next morning we awoke and got underway, knowing we’d have quite a few miles to roll over! Along the way, on US highway 70 we stopped at the White Sands National Park. The hour or so we spent was very educational
We have been members of Harvest Hosts for 7 or 8 years and have always enjoyed the places we’ve stayed. The hosts are all friendly, the places so unique, wether it be a farm or winery.