Zeb the Duck Travels Across Eastern Colorado

You all know about Colorado and the magnificent Rocky Mountains.   We have visited Denver, our capital, mountain towns for festivals, ski resorts, and our National Parks.   Today we are driving to Kansas.   Eastern Colorado is drier, flatter and less populated.   Eastern Colorado has farms and small towns and settlements.  Exiting I-70 east of Denver, we enter the town of Byers.

Byers, Colorado

Byers, Colorado

My friend, Tom, is holding me.  This restaurant looks inviting, but we are not hungry yet.

Inviting restaurant, but humans not hungry yet.

Inviting restaurant, but humans not hungry yet.

The Denver Broncos football team is loved all over the state of Colorado.   The Golden Spike Lounge in Byers also supports the Broncos.

Golden Spike Lounge supports the Denver Broncos

Golden Spike Lounge supports the Denver Broncos

This prairie dog is the first wild animal we encountered.

Prairie dog

Prairie dog

Isn’t he so cute?   Mom just loves these prairie dogs.   She admits that if they were in our yard she may not like them so much.   Leaving Byers, we drive east on US Highway 36 and stop to watch this herd of buffalo.

Herd of buffalo near Highway 36

Herd of buffalo near Highway 36

That is a lot of buffalo.   Next sight that stops us is the High Plains Raceway.

High Plains Raceway

High Plains Raceway

We go inside the area and watch the cars driving and racing around the track.   This is not a regular race.   It seems that the cars are driving, perhaps testing some modifications on the engines, or just pushing the cars to the limit.  This is one of the cars.

Race car

Race car

My new favorite number is 73.  We appreciate a good race car.  Here comes another car, racing around the track and speeding right past me, Zeb the Duck.

Racing past me

Racing past me

They are really driving fast.  This seems like the rich boys toys.  We love this trailer.

Wannabe Ranch trailer

Wannabe Ranch trailer

They like Horses and Porsches.  And we loved visiting High Plains Raceway.   Continuing east, we see this outside corn storage area.

A lot of corn

A lot of corn

Looks like there was a good corn crop this year.  I, Zeb the Duck, wanted to be sure it really was corn.

It is tasty corn

It is tasty corn

It is corn, and I am sampling some.   Ducks can often eat raw, whole grains.  Here is another small town.   I am ready to go inside The Grainery Bar and Grill, but the humans do not want to eat yet.

The Grainery Bar and Grill

The Grainery Bar and Grill with Zeb on the door handle.

Hey humans, where are we?   I guess we are in Idalia, Colorado.

Idalia, Colorado

Idalia, Colorado

But, where is Idalia?

152 miles east of Denver

152 miles east of Denver

We are 152 miles east of Denver.   I like Eastern Colorado, but it is very different from the Colorado I usually see.   OK, now we are leaving Colorado and entering Kansas.

Entering Kansas

Entering Kansas with Tom and mom

Kansas seems very flat and mostly farms.    But, next time we will show what we found in Kansas.   Not every where is so flat.   We hope you will read our next post about Kansas.

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