Bent's Fort Inn
Travel Blogs from Las Animas
-5am wake up -Pack up -Breakfast (Lorraine asks to ride bikes with me today) -Clean up -Bike up -Meeting & Cheer (66.9 miles today) -Ride with Kaho, Lorraine and Lauren -Ride by wind turbine -Play on wind turbine -Ride by beef factories and cow feeding plants (there's a strong chance I could be a vegetarian by the end of this) -Ride by a man who was watering his farm by airplane -Coffee Shop - half the team stopped here - I got a latte and cheddar, jalapeño focaccia bread ...
Today was an easy ride on a well shouldered route 50, the old Lincoln highway. We wandered through Boone, named after the grandson of Daniel Boone. Then we passed through Fowler where a few of us were attracted to good buys at local thrift shops while others learned about ...
... For breakfast, we ate at the Copper Kitchen, and the food and service were both outstanding. These two restaurants would be good even if they weren't just the best in a very small town with few choices. We agreed that if we were ever back in La Junta (an unlikely eventuality), we would definitely eat at both places again.
I also uploaded a few more photos--the bank the caboose is particularly worth checking out.
... checked on cider sales before we left home, as I was worried there wouldn't be anything for me to drink over here, and we'd found that cider is the american name for unpasteurised apple juice and hard cider would be what we are used to, but they don't really sell it many places. I'm pleased to report that American hard cider is quite nice- better than strongbow anyway. Now i just need to find a bar that sells it and I'll be fine!
We arrived in La Junta, our stop for ...
... that I would give John a hair cut, but if I do we will have to wait until the sun drops a little and it cools off some this evening. He may just have to come home shaggy!
For all of you who are interested, we have already changed our clocks back to CDT (or God's time as my friend in Legacy Park says) since we will be back in that time zone once we leave Colorado tomorrow. I expect we will start making more miles as we head east. ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking