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... and this one doesn't sing. They 'chatter or buzz' to communicate and the wing beats produce a whistle 'almost like a tiny ringing bell'. It's heart beats 1260 times per minute and it weighs 2-3 grams - I wish they would stick to imperial or metric (the other day, I was told the swimming pool was 50m long and 25 yards wide)!
Anyway, this was a good trip and for Oscar and I as nature enthusiasts, the hummingbirds made the day.
We woke up and went upstairs to have some really nice pancakes for breakfast. Then Dad, Chris and I went to Jax and then the lab. Jax was a outdoors store which sold fishing gear and bait which is what we needed to get. Near the car park there was a field where there were heaps of really cute prairie dogs digging holes on the ground and wagging their little tails. Then we went to the university where Chris worked at to feed some of his ...
... Theatre and Art and the Oz Museum in Wamego, KS. Did you know that Frank Baum of Wizard of Oz fame was from Wamego? And for brother, Dave Standen, we saw signs for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and many other places dedicated to Eisenhower!
And, I decided we need to put money into the manufacturers of orange barrels and cones. They are EVERYWHERE!
So, luckily only one state sign to take a photo of, Colorado!
... the two towns. The town population was 1,088 at the U.S. Census 2000.
We stopped in the GeorgetownVisitors center to stretch our legs and lean a little about this area. AND of course to browse the gift shop. After about 45 minutes we were on our way again to see The Buffalo Bill Museum. The exhibits include memorabilia from Buffalo Bill's life and Wild West shows, Indian artifacts, antique firearms and other Old West ...
Felt a million times better this morning although it was pretty early, hooray for jet lag! Downstairs for a pretty odd hotel breakfast, apparently fairly standard motel fare with plastic plates and cups and no tables, just the sofas in the lounge. That said, a muffin and a few waffles later and everyone was ready to go. Kids tearing round so they clearly needed a walk. Sunday morning in Denver was stunning so ...