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Nostalgia

It’s been a long week, and I am thankful that tomorrow is Friday.  And payday at that!  I also hope to have a relaxing weekend.  Last weekend a friend came to town, so the weekend was full of getting together with various friends and socializing.  It was great!  But I am also looking forward to a quiet weekend with not much planned.

Meanwhile, until I have a chance to do some writing, I hope you enjoy this photograph.  I took it at Paint Mines Interpretive Park, in eastern Colorado.  The colored layers were stunning, and it was amazing to hike and explore the rock formations.

I miss my trip, and now that the weather is warm and sunny again, I find myself itching to be back on the road.  My new job means I have to be stationary for now, so I’m feeling nostalgic.

One day…

Circus Trip 2018: Reset

After leaving Michigan last Wednesday, I decided to make my way west along Interstate 70, to see some sites in states further south than the ones I saw on my way out.  I made my down through Indiana and Illinois, visited St. Louis for a day, and continued west through Missouri and Kansas.

The last couple of days have been cold and rainy, so I drove some pretty long distances. I am more interested in seeing more of Colorado and Utah than I was in hanging around in Missouri and Kansas.

This afternoon I hit Colorado, and the skies cleared up and the temperature warmed up to 70 degrees!  I was able to stop for a hike at Paint Mines Interpretive Park in Calhan, Colorado.  There are hoodoos and other formations made from the slowly eroding clay soil.  The oxidized iron in the soil causes amazing colors in the clay!

It has been awhile since I had some hiking time on this trip, and the hike and the sun did some good for my soul!