After that, we went to the semi ghost towns of Monticello and Placita. In Monticello, I think the neatest thing we saw were the burned ruins of a huge old school.
By now, morning was over and we had a three hour drive to get back up to Route 66/40. Mid afternoon we finally got back up to the area west of Albuquerque where we wanted to be. We headed towards our lodging in Grants, New Mexico, stopping along the way to explore ghost areas including these
abandonments in Laguna and Parage (or Parage), New Mexico. s
In the town of San Fidel, we found a geocache. San Fidel really appears to be a ghosts town, but it still has a post office. It was getting dark by that time, so we headed to Grants and our lodging at THE SANDS HOTEL. We had supper at a chinese buffet in Grants.