I drove past this between Salida and Cotopaxi on State Highway 50 in Colorado. I had to turn around and tell whoever that I stood with them totally assuming I was correct. I was and got the biggest hug of appreciation for doing so.

From my understanding, there are close to 3000 children being held around this country after being seized from their parents at the border.

Many will never see their Mom and Dad again because Republicans are totally evil.

You bastards!


Day Tripping

Needed to have an adjustment and blasted up to Denver to see Doc. This morning there is a difference as there were issues plus complications from the bike crash a month ago tomorrow. Still several weeks away before it gets back close to normal. Chiropractics have helped me soooo much.

It was all pretty easy. Left early and drove the couple miles to the interstate. Get on it drive about 160 north - take a right turn go about a dozen blocks or so and another right turn and you're there.

I have always liked the architecture along the south part of Denver. Many of these buildings are getting some years on them but still look quite modern.

After getting worked on stopped at a place close by that I came across last time and had me some Pad Thai. Pretty good.

Headed south after that and stopped and saw my neighbor friends from Costa Rica. Ken has this very cool small still.

They live in this funky kinda neighbor just off of downtown Colorado Springs in a old house with some pretty old fixtures still being used. 

Blasted outta there as stops needed to be made in Pueblo. Stopped at a hitch place to inquire about getting one installed on my Element. After doing a bit of checking theirs must be made out of silver.

Stopped and saw my brother who now lives close by in that area. Visited a bit and headed to my one of my meat markets of choice as I have been very disappointed with what I've bought here in Walsenburg. I don't care what anyone says the meat we buy in the States is not very good and as a general rule neither are the fruits and vegetables.

This is a busy place and has not been open that long. A Mexican Meat Market. You betcha.

You can buy meat here that actually has flavor and there is quite a selection. I stock up.

My other meat market of choice in Blende. They cut me very thin pork blade steak with bone in. Thick cut pork is not very good at all at least to me. I bought a pork shoulder steak the other day here and it may have been one of the worst pieces of pig I've ever had. Not the case here though. I did not stop here today. 

I continued out east of Blende to Vic Morrow's place and picked up some of the best sweet corn that can be had in these parts plus other things as well. Most of what you see is grown here.
Got done here and drove the 50 or so miles home. Eleven and a half hours or so and 345 miles the work for the day was over.

It was a good day trip with a lot getting accomplished. I will be eating real good the next week or so. It's the best time of the year for that.

Cross posted at the other place.


  1. I love that house!!!!


  2. Nice trip and some fun photos. The produce looks amazing and that meat!!! Wow! Looks like a productive day. OOoh and that Pad Thai...yummmm! Love that header...luv it!

  3. Thanks guys. It was a good day.

  4. Best place I found for hitches in general is U-Haul. They're in business to rent trailers, not sell hitches, so they sell'em for fairly cheap. Though I must admit it's been ten years since I bought a hitch there. My old Wrangler, I bought a rear bumper that had an integrated hitch, my new Wrangler has a MOPAR hitch that is integrated with the rear subframe so it doesn't dangle down like aftermarket hitches (it's basically a box that bolts via a giant U shaped steel plate to the rear subframe, cradling the rear subframe).

  5. Exactly what's going on cept the problem is I can't get a call back from the local U-Haul and it's over 50 away. Calling again now. calls go to corporate and then they get a hold of the the place you want to go. They have supposedly gotten two messages to call me in a day and a half. Nothing yet. Sheez

  6. They picked up and will be there at 8. Around 300 instead of 475 at another place for a Cat1 and this is a three.