We left Dallas on Monday, Dec 3, and made our way to Amarillo. We were tempted to try the FREE 72 oz Texas steak (free only if you can eat it all with all the fixins in an hour) but since we were in a hurry we settled for the 20 oz. We then moved on and camped (Holiday Inn Express) on the High Chaparral near Lemar, CO (southeast). The drought has hit Colorado and North Texas hard. Lots of dry ground and still much cattle. We reached my uncle and aunt's house in Denver on Tuesday afternoon. Had a great visit with them catching up on their six children and all the grandchildren. On Wednesday we visited the St. Mother Cabrini shrine outside of Denver where Mother, like Moses, struck a rock with her staff and water came out to assuage the thirst of her orphan charges. We drank the water from the holy Mother Cabrini spring which still flows today.
Then Thursday, on to the Rockies. What a experience to drive through these American beauties. The weather was shaky. We had light snow flurries until we hit Vail (where else?) and then sun and clouds all down the west side. Crossed into Utah and are spending Thursday in Moab, UT. Heading to the Grand Canyon tomorrow! Pics below. Click on pics for better view.
Look closely for the Texas steak lover.
The Gospel comes to Amarillo
Stations of the Cross -- Cabrini Shrine
Trophy case at Uncle Ed's
Rockies just west of Vail