Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 10, Day 32, Thursday

We left Denver about 11am. We have a hard time getting going in the mornings!! Lon was feeling the altitude. We took Interstate 70 east for 506 miles. We saw thousands of acres of corn and wheat, lots of oil pumps?, and many,many wind mills.  Some wheat has just been harvested. It was quite windy but a very clear blue sky. They had bad thunderstorms go through the area last night but was nice today except for the wind and being near 90. Here are the pictures that I tried to post last night. The picture of the pronghorn was in the lobby of the motel in Evanston, WY.

The Colorado sign was at a rest stop. A family was taking pictures of each other in front of the sign so I offered to take a picture of all of them together. They were happy with that. 
Tonight we are at a Hampton Inn in Junction City, Kansas. This is the town where my father was born in 1889. I'm sure it was a very different town then. But the area is very pretty. Gently rolling hills. Everything seems to be green. I have some family members buried here so hopefully tomorrow we will have time to visit a couple of the cemeteries so I can take pictures of their grave markers.

It's looking like it will be Saturday before we get home. We are still 10 hours driving time away700 miles. Lon is breathing a little better at this lower altitude. We are at 1100 feet now rather than 5000+ feet that we have been for a couple of days.
No pictures from today. Saw several cars from California. A couple of them pulling U-hauls. Moving?
I was talking to my sister the other night about my visit with the CHP in Chester and she said that they are being very aggressive in pulling people over. They aren't unpleasant - just doing their job!  Upsetting some of the locals and not setting well with a lot of the tourists.  Not that it made me feel any better.........but at least they weren't just targeting ME!!
Time to turn out the lights! We lost an hour today. Went back to Central Time.

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