A long travel day on Wednesday carried us from the Great Plains to the front range of the Rockies, just a tad under 400 miles.
On travel days like these we don’t plan stops, if they happen they happen and around mid-day we found ourselves in Fort Collins, Colorado, home of the Colorado State University. Why does that matter? Our daughter attended CSU and graduated almost a decade ago, so we know the town and like it and we knew where we could have a good lunch, which we did at the Chéba Hut.
|First glimpse of the front range of the Rockies means that we are back in the west.|
|One of Anna's favorite spots when she was an undergrad at CSU|
|Random windshield shots|
Moreover, after lunch ‘Cakes (our GPS) suggested one of our favorite drives in the area, Highway 287 from Fort Collins to Laramie. From there it was pretty much a straight shot into Rawlins, Wyoming where we stay for the night. Thursday will take us from Rawlins to Tooele, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City.