On our way out of the park our first stop was at the Ranger Station so that Max could collect his Junior Ranger Badge. Max has made a huge effort this year and earned a Junior Ranger badge in every National park we visited. This was the last badge that Max will be able to collect in America and he was still thrilled to earn it! He proudly pinned it to his chest and wore it with pride. I hope that one day both Max and Yasemin will be able to look back on our adventure this year with joy and will be reminded of our incredible journey each time they look at all the badges they collected.
Our next stop was at the ghost town called Cisco. Cisco was made famous in Thelma and Louise, so I figured it was worth a quick stop. But what a truly eerie place!
The following store is where the scene in the movie was shot. The man Susan Sarandon was talking with was a real resident of Cisco during the time of filming, but has since died. The store is not open but it clear that someone is living inside.
I was still in disbelief that Cisco actually has residents when we continued our drive home. Our next stop was at Glenwood Hot Springs. This was a fantastic way to break up the trip and soothe sore muscles from yesterdays big hikes. We arrived just as the sun was setting and throughly enjoyed our soak in the natural spring water.