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.
My friend, Tom, is holding me. This restaurant looks inviting, but we are 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.
This prairie dog is the first wild animal we encountered.
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.
That is a lot of buffalo. Next sight that stops us is the 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.
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.
They are really driving fast. This seems like the rich boys toys. We love this trailer.
They like Horses and Porsches. And we loved visiting High Plains Raceway. Continuing east, we see this outside corn storage area.
Looks like there was a good corn crop this year. I, Zeb the Duck, wanted to be sure it really was 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.
Hey humans, where are we? I guess we are in Idalia, Colorado.
But, where is Idalia?
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.
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.