Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Glancing Glimpse of Colorado (not much, really)

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

Elk Mountain

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.

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