Monday, June 29, 2009

Lamar, Colorado

We left Dodge City around 1000. Our drive wasn't that far so there was no need to leave early. We also knew we'd be getting into the Mountain time Zone. The drive was uneventful, the kind we like! Highway 50 is a good road and it really didn't have a lot of traffic.

We stopped for lunch at a roadside park with this Historical Marker.
The view across the street. I just happened to snap it while this motorcycle was passing by!
We drove by quite a few feed lots, those poor cows all crammed inside small enclosures being fed corn to fatten them up for market. :( Also drove by a lot huge silos for holding grain. As we drove west we were steadily climbing and made it to around 3500 feet above sea level.
We arrived in Lamar, around 1300 local time. When you check in you get an ice cream sandwich. Jim ate both and thoroughly enjoyed them! It took us about 30 minutes to set up. Looking around I think there were about four rigs here. This campground is a former KOA. As the afternoon passed more and more rigs showed up and our ranks swelled to about a dozen! It was a quiet night.
Sometime after 0600 one of our neighbors decided to slam car door, which woke Boo, which woke us! I tried to go back to sleep but couldn't. I got up around 0630.....grrrrr