Mountains in my rear view mirror.
Each mile bringing me nearer,
Back to the center of lands I roam.
Yes, back to my home sweet home!
Okay, I won't quit my day job. Come to think of it, I don't have a day job. Need a new phrase!
Denver is certainly a city of transition. You come down about 6000 feet from the high Rockies and you're immediately on the high plains. Traveling eastward, the only mountains you now see are in the rearview mirror. Red can almost drive himself now as the roads are straight and the traffic is light.
This has been a great trip so far; we've seen so much and have more than our retired brains can handle. It's also been interesting from the perspective of what we didn't do this trip. One thing we didn't do is go out to listen to music and dance. That's a first for a Palm Desert trip for us, but we just weren't up for it. We blame the "itises" that we came down with when we started our trip. Yeh, that's the ticket, "itises"!
But the biggest "didn't" is even more amazing. We did not shop. I'm serious, we (meaning Mona, of course) did NOT shop! We always spend three days shopping in the Valley: 1: El Paseo to get pampered and to shop the Coldwater Creek Mother Ship. 2: The strip in Palm Springs which is full of fun trendy shops. And 3: The Cabazon Premium Outlet Mall. Over the the years, these three places have cost us more than most of the cars I've owned. And I'm only talking about the shipping costs!
She did have to pick up a new sweatshirt at Crazy Shirts, but hey, she simply bought it without shopping for it. Big difference! Just to illustrate how big this "didn't" is: Mona is bringing home EXACTLY the same number of shoes as she left with. Unbelievable!
Back to the "dids"!
|Loving the Heartland!|
Throughout this trip we've been seeing lots of new wind farms; and of course the original wind farm in the Gorgonio Pass. Near Salina, Kansas, we see another new farm being built. There's no transmission line to it and they are still hauling in parts. In fact, we see a few trucks with wind turbine parts rolling past us. The view out the back window gives you an idea of just how large each blade is.
We stop for lunch and gas at the exit for the World's Largest Ball of Twine. We long to see it, but we've just made reservations for a hotel in Topeka and we don't want to drive an extra two hours. Sigh.
|Imagine the stories of what happened on this trail!|
Headed into the backstretch of our trip tomorrow. But for now, time to rest and relax.