Sunday, March 18th, 2012

1.  We ate breakfast in our motel room again.  it was a good breakfast today.  They had
everything from oatmeal, pastries, biscuits and gravy, ham and breakfast pizza, fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, cereal, waffles, etc. so it's wasn't hard to get a good start on the day. Then we went to Jill's again until noon. Nephew Clay showed up so we could see him before we had to go. We then left and went to Yuma, CO so Wayne could take some pictures of a feed mill that they may do some work on. There was a terrible dust storm with  winds about 50 mph all the way there. There were also some really big tumble weeds that hit the car. We haven't checked yet to see if they left their mark.  The sky was so full of top soil and sand that we couldn't see much around us and we were hoping that by the time we got to Yuma we could even see to get the photos. We did get there OK and got the photos but found out the next day that the weather was so harsh that a fire was started in Yuma that burned down several homes, and 3 firefighters were injured , one critically. 2 farms were destroyed plus several homes and many farm animals. About 37 square miles were burned. Needless to say, I am glad we got out when we did.  All of that wind and dry grass, along with no moisture really has the air full of pollen and dust that played havoc with my allergies. My eyes won't quit watering and the medicine doesn't even seem to help. SO GLAD for the invention of the Kleenex.

2. We stopped at Loveland, CO and went to the outlet mall. It was Sunday, but I did go to an outlet and got two blouses for only $28.00. Wayne also got 2 shirts.   I didn't have Sunday clothes with me because I knew we would be on the road and I would not be going to church today. I will have to repent a little. I  never shop on Sunday.

3. We ate at a place called La Mariposa because it looked busy so we thought people must like it. It was VERY good Mexican food. Wayne said the fajitas were some of the best he has ever had. The beans and rice and salsa were extremely good and so was my chimichanga. We will put this in the travel diary as a place to frequent again as we pass through.

4. We got rooms at another Hampton Inn in Golden, CO. This is a fun town with a historic feel and pretty much run by Coor's Beer. That is the reason we came here. Coors is thinking of building more grain storage and since that is Wayne's business, he has a meeting tomorrow with one of the head honchos. I can't believe how big the Coor's company is down here. The river runs right into the plant and they use the water to make their beer.

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