Ready to go! Did Billy and Bananas sleep well? Note: Colorado was humid and wet. It rained.
But then again, whenever the Updike's go camping it always rains. :)
So, once on the road, the hitch to the camper started groaning every time we
turned a corner. It could not be helped of course, just another thing
to add to the delight of the day! :D ;)
Mom uses a deserted oil rig as a restroom and Dad locked her in.
I can't remember the name of the town, but we stopped to get a picture with one of our relatives.
Pershing. Yes, we are related through him to General Pershing of WWI.
She is related to us somehow through my grandmother.
Here is the graveyard.
It may sound terribly frightening for me to say this but,
I like cemeteries!
Same with this one. I like it a lot! I wish it would to do it again!
Searching for that bounteous land, the land for which they strive!
Beautiful flax along the roadside! I really felt like a tourist when I crossed to the other side of the highway to get a picture of them! :D
When you're tired of your book, and tired of sleeping, and while you're not taking pictures of yourself or the scenery, you take pictures of your book and pillow. :)
I'd never seen something so beautiful in all my life as those mountains.
All of the sudden I wanted, with a terrible desire, to wake up
every morning and be able to see those snowy peaked wonders off in the distance.
Now I know how Heidi felt!
other than on a rocky cliff above the ocean in Maine,
I'd pick Colorado. :)
But I'll change my mind, I'm sure, if I ever go to Montana.
Dad: Oh, you'll want a picture of this bridge coming up! I did. :)
More mountains, glorious mountains and CO prairie.
It was wild and dangerous, just like SD prairies, yet
it was different. It had a different feel to it.
And more mountains! I loved the mountains! :D
Now, I'm a country bumpkin, so I can't help but take pictures of cool, miraculous buildings such as this, even if it is just some kind of office.The banks in RC are the closest things I've seen to sky scrapers. Don't get me wrong, I'm not deprived! I'm happy just the way I am! :)
I hadn't seen an A&W or KFC in a long time! Pictures! Smile! Wave!
And like typical tourists, we went to Garden of the Gods.
The kissing camels! Sorry it's kind of blurry, it was pretty far away.
The green, the brown-red, and the gray sky made such a perfect picture!
I loved it there, too, as you can see. :)
More beautiful rock formation!
The hallway when you first walk in from the back way.
So on our way again, we drove for awhile and decided it was time for lunch.
And it starts to rain. :( You're supposed to be warm, sultry New Mexico! :D
We are there! New Mexico! Land of Enchantment! Filled with
It was very south westernish. (Words escape me!)