Fly Me to the Moon... or Anywhere with No Insects!

Thursday, September 18, 2008 Road Junkies 0 Comments

MELLOW YELLOW ROAD TRIP, CHAPTER 13:  IN WHICH WE GRAB THE PAN HANDLE

Day 13:  Cañon City, CO, to Amarillo, TX.  We were definitely in warmer weather today. In fact, from the time we left Cañon City, CO, this morning, we were constantly beset by would-be hitchhikers. We finally realized that every time we opened a door or window to chase one of the little fellows out, three or four of his buddies would come in. We battled the pesky rascals all day.
Sorry.  We're trying not to pick up hitchhikers today.

Mostly, we and the flies just logged miles on our way back east today. We're hoping to leave the flies out here somewhere. We did stop at Capulin Volcano National Monument as we cut across the corner of New Mexico and found a couple of letterboxes including one at a vintage movie theater in Dalhart, Texas.
Vintage movie theater in Dalhart, TX

We came across another wind farm today outside Amarillo. In fact, this one is so large, it's called the Wildorado Wind Ranch—16,000 acres with 71 wind turbines, generating enough power to meet the needs of 50,000 homes. As you may have guessed, we are fascinated by these huge windmills, especially Ken.
Hey, we thought we weren't in Kansas anymore.

As the sun set over Amarillo, TX, we checked in to our hotel, ready to rest up for another day on the road tomorrow. We're hoping to be traveling alone when we head across Texas toward Georgia.
Sun setting over Amarillo

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2008