It's an 18 hour drive from our house to Denver. 1036 miles, to be exact. Each way, in case you missed that. As you can see, we took a trip into the beautiful Rocky Mountains, although I think they call this the foothills. Looked like mountains to me. How beautiful!
I think this is Lake Evergreen.
I was so happy that there was no snow on those mountain roads.
Evergreen, A little very-Western town in the mountains
I kept expecting Roy Rogers to come galloping around the corner
We had a lovely time with my brother's family, (How I wish they lived closer) and then it was time to head back home. Another 18 hours in the car. I shouldn't complain; they've made that trip from Colorado to Wisconsin many times!
I'm leaving you with photos of eastern Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, and southern Minnesota.
Notice a theme here?? They don't call the Great Plains 'America's Breadbasket' for nothing. As we were traveling those many hours in the car, I couldn't help thinking about those pioneering families in the mid-1800s who courageously left their homes in the East and traveled by wagon out onto the vast prairie, with the promise of land and a bright future in the West.
And then I think of Donner Pass.