Into Colorado

This afternoon we arrived at the first destination of our trip – Colorado Springs. This weekend our grand niece, Megan, is getting married and Jean’s sister, Pat, is celebrating her birthday! Therefore we are in town to party. Tonight we had a comfy dinner with the family. Tomorrow guests begin arriving from far and wide.

Our drive today crossed Wyoming on I-80 to Laramie. Most travelers go to Cheyenne before turning south to Denver, but we prefer a two lane highway from Laramie to Fort Collins. It cuts off about 60 miles and is beautiful. We stopped for lunch in a churchyard next to this little church in the mountains. Some of the graves in the cemetery dated from the 1880’s when the church was founded. What a lovely place to take a break!

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The church’s only heat seems to be a big pot belly stove in the middle of the room. There are a few rows of pews. Lighting seems to be from the windows only. They also maintain a very nice modern outhouse for visitors. What a treasure to find!

Tomorrow I need to get in some intense ukulele practice and will break out my art materials.


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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2 Responses to Into Colorado

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    Ok, I almost follow you because I have travelled I-80 several times, last with Elli on our initial move to Seattle. I remember it as a long but beautiful road. Since you seem to have veered south (am I wrong?) to go partying with a hint of spiritualism as well if I judge by y our pictures and comments, I am expecting indeed more visual aids (pixes, art work, etc) as you have entered a territory that I have not yet explored.
    Continue enjoying and making cool lunch stops.

  2. Candace Davis says:

    what a sweet place to take a break!

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