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Travel Blogs from Lamar
We left Walsenberg, an old coal town now with only every third building occupied, to head across a long waterless section to LA Junta. We expected hot and boring. Though hot we got attractive and our best wildlife siteing day. Cara Cara, a road runner, barn owl, antelope , coyote, deer, rabbits and then past a rancher with a lot of exotic (if not wild) African critters. In La Junta we rested and ate. ...
Everyone was up early to catch a warm breakfast 10 miles down the road to Lamar. We passed through Swink a former sugarbeet processing town, now very quiet. Then through La Junta and Las Animas towns formerly on the Santa Fe Trail. We paused in Hasty for lunch with the locals and pedaled into Lamar with plenty of time left in the day. I cruised around town to absorb some of the local ...
... our date was planned from the beginning. CENTURY DAY. The day we all know comes with more ride hours than sleep. But today-today was the very best century I could have asked for. Full of goofy pictures, shena****ns, SPEEDY riding, and excellent conversation. Riding out of Garden City we passed many many huge cattle farms, which was where this lovely tag line came from for the title of this blog-an actual ...
Passing through the San Juan mountains (still at 7500 ft.) we began to see high plains ranches. There are a lot of cattle raised here and they were irrigating hay ground again. We passed out of this area and into the desert, still at 7000 ft. with mountains all around. Fort Garland, one of the areas where Kit Carson worked as an army scout, was off to the South of the highway.
We saw a fog alert ...
More headwinds. We met another cycle tourer - an American called Daniel who is heading for Pueblo.
We got to Lamar where we used WiFi at a McDonalds. We hadn't gone very far but we were tired, fed up and thought: "Let's just get to a motel. I'm sick of today". We asked in a few and eventually stayed at a Day's Inn. We had wanted to walk the 0.8 miles to a Thai restaurant we'd found on the internet but ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking