July 30, 2010 by sandwichcontrol
Hey, everybody. We’ve made it safely to Colorado. The drive was surprisingly, not terrible. Despite the road construction and the few times that we almost ran red lights, it was rather uneventful. Oklahoma was flat and unexciting. Texas was flat and dusty. New Mexico was hilly and there was a surprising number of volcanic rock deposits that, hopefully, on the way back I can get a sample of.
This is what we started to see as we neared Colorado:
Now those are mountains. When we finally got into Colorado we drove through a little bit of the mountains and then back into the relatively flat plains. While in the mountains there were lots of signs warning us to watch for various beasts. Moose, deer, bears, wolves, turkeys, squirrels, and cows all got their fair warning signs. Although, we saw none of these creatures on the road. There were a few deer and cows and lots of horses in fenced in pastures.
We got into Cañon(pronounced canyon) City around 8pm local time. This is the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River. Right. We found a quaint little Mexican restaurant to eat dinner at and moved on to finding a place to sleep. The place that we believed to be a Best Western Hotel turned out to be the Arkansas River Inn & Suites Motel. How fortuitous or ironic, which ever way you want to look at it. Either way, there’s free innernet. Here’s the sign of the place:
So, today’s plan is to do a little exploring of the area and to arrange for the girls to have their white water adventure tomorrow. As for my plans, I just have to take a lot of photos and work on this article for next week. No rest for the wicked.
Speaking of articles, my new one is up on the City Wire. You can read it here.
Well, I’m off to secure the room for one more night. More soon. ~SC
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