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!
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.