Several readers have told me they like columns on our travels, so I hope this fills the bill for them.
It’s been a while since we drove more than 3,000 miles on a car trip. But that’s what we did a few weeks back, as we made our way to Colorado via Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.
The occasion was two-fold – a visit to my wife, Martha’s lone remaining and jovial Uncle John in the Denver area, and a side trip to Mesa Verde National Park in the southwest corner of Colorado. The major feature of the park is cliff dwellings – stone edifices from around the 1200s.
In between, we saw some wonderful mountain scenery. Our trip also preceded – by about a week – the start of the fires in southern Colorado.