Rocky Mountain Musings
Trip Start Jul 24, 2007
43Trip End Aug 24, 2007
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Passing into Colorado, the topography looked much like that of Kansas for a long time. Mainly, flat open prairies with corn, cattle, grain silos, etc. Eventually it began to change, more trees and hills. Late morning we stopped at a rest area in Burlington, Colorado. There was also an information booth there with a friendly elderly lady at the counter named Bertha. (Sara said back at Day 3 of our trip that ladies at information booths always have names like Norma-or Bertha.) Bertha supplied us with plenty of literature about Colorado and we were on our way, first wanting to explore Burlington a bit more closely
Later we stopped at Stratton, another small town, to eat. There were almost no food services there in town, but we found a restaurant attached to a motel and had a nice lunch there. These small towns seemed frozen in time. We wondered how the people made their livings with so few businesses.
Moving north, we stopped in Boulder, Colorado for the afternoon. We stopped at Colorado University, which was started in the 1800s. Much of the town's "heart" lies around the university area
We had dinner in Boulder and then drove north to reconnect with Interstate 80 and stopped for the night in Laramie, Wyoming.