Published: August 2nd 2009August 2nd 2009
It's Sunday in Colorado. After our girls night out we had to get up quite early, because Carmen and her guests had to fly back in the morning. After a delicious German style breakfast (boiled eggs, bread, jam, fruit, coffee... yum) we all left. Regina and I had packed the car again and are heading north still.
Thanks Carmen for letting us stay!
Not far after Denver (a beautiful view: on the right the Great Plains, on the left the mountains; btw Colorado is the "mile high city", because it is 1600 meters high) we stopped at Fort Collins. Here is Colorado State University. We had to stop here, because Regina's parents have studied here back in 1973. We walked around campus, and believe we even found the apartment complex they lived in.
Righ now we are having a coffee in the Alley Cat Cafe (open 24 hours) and writing the blog. Have fun reading!
We will be haeding towards Yellowstone National Park next, but don't think we will make it all the way there today. We'll keep you posted. Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon everyone. Stay tuned.
After leaving the little cafe, we hit the road again, going north to Wyoming. We were even early enough for the Wyoming Visitor Center to grab some maps etc. The lady there gave us a strange look and said: You won't make it to Yellowstone today, it's too far. Ok, well then, let's go to Lander, WY! Lander is a ... I don't even know how to say it... very small town, has only 6000 people living there. I think it's mainly a drive-thru town to go to Yellowstone (for people coming from East and not flying into Jackson). We called ahead and checked into the Maverick Motel, where a lot of Harley bikers stayed as well. After a long day of driving we decided to walk "into town" and have a drink. There is a total of ONE bar in Lander! But they have outside seating which reminded me very much of a German beergarden. We skipped dinner and two beer later went back to the hotel. Not much to do there, but was a fun evening anyway.