Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mary – 08-25/26-11 WY/UT Trip – Burlington, CO to Cheyenne, WY

After our rough, or at least hot, start on Wednesday, Thursday was great. We slept for 11 hours Wednesday night and felt all rested and ready to go on Thursday morning. We spent the day traveling through Kansas and making it just into Colorado for Thursday night. Kansas is beautiful farm country.
Kansas - Field of Flowers
Kansas - Windmill Farm
We spent Thursday night at the Kit Carson County Fairgrounds in Burlington, CO. There was no fair so we had the whole RV parking area to ourselves, plus the added bonus of the Kit Carson Carousel a few hundred feet away. It was built in 1907 and was completely refurbished down to the original paint on the animals and beautiful paintings all the way around the center of the carousel. Against our better judgment, we both got on antelopes and had a fabulous ride with the band organ playing and us spinning at 12 miles an hour -- faster than the 8 that most go. Fortunately, we dismounted with no mishaps. There was also a nice little museum and we got our own private tour inside the center mechanical section to see how the carousel wheels and pulleys work -- very neat.  I've attached the link if you'd like to read more about it and see more pictures. www.kitcarsoncountycarousel.com/

Kit Carson County Carousel

Inside the Center of Carousel
... the carousel goes round & round, round & round
Sadie hasn't had such a great trip. Sadie visited a Grapevine ophthalmologist a couple of times before we left because of an ulcer on her eye. She's been getting multiple prescription drops daily and it seemed to be doing okay until yesterday. She began keeping it closed and it was clearly painful when touching around it to add drops. Fortunately for her, and us, we were able to get her in to see an ophthalmologist at the Colorado State College Veterinary school in Ft. Collins. They were fabulous and had us back on the road in little more than an hour. We loved Ft. Collins and have added it to the retirement locale possibilities.  

Sick & Tired
... but in my favorite spot

Colorado State University
School of Veterinary Medicine
We decided to stop for the night in Cheyenne, WY, which is only about 100 miles shy of where we'd planned to stay tonight. We had a great barbecue dinner delivered to the RV and are settling in for another good night's sleep. Wyoming makes me think of The Virginian, Bonanza, and all those other great western TV shows we watched endlessly when I was a kid. :)
 We are heading for Buffalo, WY tomorrow and then to the rally in Gillette Sunday morning.

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