Here's some pasture with lots of sagebrush, a mesa in the background:
A butte in the distance:
(from Google)According to Google: pump jack, jack pump, thirsty bird and my personal favorite: nodding donkey.
A wind farm:
Jenny the weaver also recommended a good lunch spot: the Coal Creek cafe. The sign on the door said: "Home to malcontents, revolutionaries, and do-gooders of all types..." We got soups and sandwiches and iced tea. It was really delicious.
Then we hit the road again. We passed more rangeland and some four-legged creatures.
And now we're in Limon, Colorado. We were pretty warn out from the drive and just wanted to get an easy dinner to eat in the room. We got Fritos and sour cream. A wholesome choice: dairy and grain. We're supporting the local corn economy.
You know, a trip like this is a rare gem. It's not often that you can spend this kind of quality time with your mom. In fact, I've learned a lot about my mom tonight. As we sat on the floor eating our grand meal, mom said, "At least this is better than Oreos" and started laughing. I asked what was so funny. She then confessed that when my sister and I were small children, she brought us home after a long day at work and was so tired, that she gave us Oreos for dinner. She said she still feels guilty for that. I just want to say that after hearing that story, I love her even more.
Tomorrow, we will be driving through Kansas. I expect to see lots of corn fields, but I will not be supporting the local economy. I am through with Fritos.