"Colorado or Bust" - The Day of the Putrid Melon
Trip Start Jun 26, 2008
16Trip End Jul 11, 2008
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The highlights of Salina included a bus sized RV full of unfriendly Mennonite men, parked to our right
An hour into the trip from Salina to Denver, it was obvious that the kids are ready for a break from the RV. We soon realized that the triplets had excessively wet diapers that needed to be changed, along with their shorts. Yuck. Warner and Harmond "got happy" when Janelle and Meaw realized that the generator wasn't running, and turned it back on, allowing them to watch movies again.
The drive out of Salina was flat in most areas, but then a bit hilly. To our amazement, we came across acres of skyscraper high windmills, generating wind powered electricity. We would have missed the windmills in the dark, had we followed our original plan of driving all the way to Wakeeney. The kids were amazed at the sight, and it was a good omen for our long ride to Denver.
In Colby, Kansas, one hour from the Colorado border, we stopped at the "Oasis Travel Center," where Ginger rested under the fake palm trees and the kids who were awake played at the spankin'-new playground. Rebecca played hide-and-seek among some large pine trees with Harmond, Warner, and Taylor and a little boy in a John Deere hat who joined in and had a great time. The Oasis gave us our first Starbucks excursion, and Janelle, Rebecca, and Meaw enjoyed our very large iced coffees, and the kids had their favorite organic vanilla and chocolate milk boxes. Poor Spencer and Molly, who slept through the rest stop, didn't get to get up out of their car seats, but managed to stay happy with the cd that they hear in their "Music Together" class.