Golly Toto, I think we're back in Kansas
Trip Start Sep 03, 2008
28Trip End Oct 01, 2008
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At the edge of the rolling hills, just as the flat prairie began, there was a virtual forest of windmills, much to our amazement.
After the windmills came the oil fields. Yes, in Kansas. For about 50 miles there were oil pumper-thingies pumping up and down like that dunking bird in the glass of water. Most of them looked pretty rusty, like they had sat idle for years until oil hit $140 per barrel.
We finally arrived at the Golden Prairie Inn in Stratton Colorado. Stratton is so small they share a town drunk with the next town, and the mayor has to double as the village idiot. The only restaurant for 20 miles is the one attached to the Inn (think Mom & Pop Motel). We went in at 5:30 for an early dinner, and the only person in there was one of the waiters. It looked like we took them by surprise, there were no other patrons in sight. After a beer and a trip to the salad bar, I looked at their clock, and it was 4:30, not 5:30. We found out that the time zone had changed to Mountain Time as we entered Colorado about 40 miles back. By the time we finished dinner, the help and some other diners had arrived. It was a very long day!
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