Days Inn Lamar
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... but only dust devils whirling in the distance was in our view. Eventually we drove into the dense fog as we came down the mountain and the temperature dropped from the 70's down to 49 degrees. There it stayed for the rest of our trip East until we stopped for the night at Lamar, CO.
The next morning, June 6th, we left Lamar and headed for Dodge City, KS. This was all farming with irrigation prominent. They ran ...
... around the train, I can shut my door, but can't lock my belongings up. Kinda shady. Amtrak needs to get with the times: the times of security. I don't need to all of a sudden make some unintentional friends in the dining car and then have them find me in my room and steal my stuff.
Oh, PS: I'm now on Mountain Time! Pshh, who says you lose time traveling on the train? I just gained ANOTHER hour! ;)
... we had a nice chat and then off they went back home......Thanks to you both for taking the time driving to see us and for the lovely dinner.
Then we got back to our room and through in a load of laundry since it is free at this Holiday Inn.....man free breakfast, laundry and free room, it doesn't get to much better than this.
Tomorrow we are onto Syracuse, KS, another state behind me and 5 more states ahead of me....We are doing a video tonight of my first 50 days review....
We "blew" the rest of the way across Kansas and into eastern Colorado. The border towns are very similar small towns built around farming communities. We chose to stay at Lake Hasty, which is a small lake below the dam at John Martin Resevoir State Park, not far from Lamar, CO.
This state park is kind of amazing. It sits out in the dry prairie, like parts of Flaming Gorge, and is an oasis for campers and people who love to ...
... out of the North East which would certainly put a damper on things. I'll hope for the best but prepare for the worst.
Distance: 124.94 mi - 1,601.47 total
Time: 6:40:18 - 109:46:39 total
Elevation Gain: 582 ft - 64,493 total
Av. Speed: 18.7 mph - 14.6 overall
Av. HR: 128 bpm - 130 overall
Calories: 8,283 - 109,804 total
Flat Tire Count: