Vacation In Our Nation: Finally Here!

Finally made it to Colorado!

Day 4 is over and we finally made it to our destination on this trip!

We woke up at about 7:30 in Raton, New Mexico, had breakfast and went on a little trip through town. We went to the Raton Tourist Information Center, then the Raton Train Station. After that we got on the highway and headed towards Colorado. Next, we stopped in Trinidad for a well needed Starbucks break and a visit to the Colorado Welcome Center, they have a Trolley that looks just like ours!

After that we jumped onto the Highway of Legends_that would take us to where we wanted to go. It is such a beautiful highway with so much history. I beg you, if you ever get a chance to travel the Highway of Legends, please don't pass up the opportunity.

Once we got off the highway we went to Alamosa where the road led out of town to Salida, our final destination. We ate lunch in Alamosa then after traveling through town like it was a maze; we finally found the road and headed toward Salida. We drove into town at about 3:20 and headed over to my Great-Aunt Suzie's house. After that we went to our cabin at the River Suites Villa, we are in the Mt. Oxford Cabin. Then we went to dinner at a place called Shallots, went to WalMart, and then headed back to the cabin for the night, which is where I am now.

I'm sitting on the couch with my cousin, my mom, my aunt, my dad, and my grandma and grandfather are sitting in the kitchen. My Aunt came from Alaska, my grandma, grandfather, and cousin from California, and of course us from Florida.

Here are the answers to yesterday’s trivia:

1. They claimed it was an experimental weather balloon.

2. They crossed the border in Columbus, New Mexico.

Here is today’s trivia:

1. What song was written on the top of Pikes Peak?

2. What mountain is found in Jackson County in Colorado?

Talk to ya'll later! The wifi isn't very good up here therefore I can't upload pictures. Sorry!

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Rob Fowler June 14, 2012 at 04:10 AM
I would normally not answer a trivia question that everybody knows. But having went to elementary school in Colorado Springs at the base of Pikes Peak, it brings tears to my eyes to even see this question. It was on at least two or three questions every year in El Paso County Schools in Colordao Springs, Colorado, at the bottom of this magnificant mountain, Pikes Peak. But I do not remember the answer... hmmmmmm...
Rob Fowler June 14, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Sorry to Bogart your post, but you are in my 'hood. So, at night, how many stars do you see if the sky is clear? Downhere, we flat-landers, have no clue what 8 or 9,000 feet of plain old atmosphere will do to the night sky. I suspect every 1,000 feet fades out about one million stars. I used to explore where you are on my hands and knees. Arrowheads, ancient pottery, topaz crystals, aquamarine, quartz, and an abundance of petrified wood and dinasaur bone. Bring me back a piece of an arrowhead or ancient scraper flint, and your immediate family will have a meal paid for by me. (And what you get, the thrill, will never be exceeded by white man money.) Walmart? Really? I am getting old....
Lynda June 14, 2012 at 04:29 PM
Love this series! Good job on making us readers feel we took the trip with you. Thanks for including us. Hope you are making lots of good memories with your relatives from far away; you will treasure them for a long time.
Elizabeth June 15, 2012 at 05:07 AM
Rob, the stars are infinite and they are absolutely gorgeous. My grandfather grew up in Colorado Springs, working on the railroad and at the Broadmoor. Also my mom and her sister went to school for a while in Colorado Springs. And Lynda, thank you! I try, and I really want to upload some pictures but the wifi is so terrible up here (which, actually, slow wifi is A LOT nicer than it sounds.) so I can't upload any.


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