Thursday, June 24, 2010
PONY EXPRESS DAY 9
We stopped in Medicine Bow, population 274 for gasoline (high priced) and breakfast (very reasonable) at the Victorian Hotel which was an imposing structure and the only structure in town that would not blow away in a big wind. The servings were enormous, pancakes hanging over the edges of a dinner plate. We met 6 prairie dog hunters from Alabama, they asked about the Model A's and we asked about prairie dog hunting. "What do you do with a prarie dog." "Let them lie, we can shoot 50 or 60 of them and overnight they just disappear." Amazing what some folks do for fun and how far they are willing to travel to do it.
I am quite amazed at the performance of the A. Today we were at 7000 ft altitude and we could cruise at 55 in overdrive on the flat, course we dropped to 45 on most hills. Got a phone call from Beamans, they were in Jackson Hole at 1:30.
Here are a couple more pics: Entering the canyon to Estes Park, prairie dogs (aren't they cute little varmints?), and on the steps of the Stanley Hotel in Estes, built way back by the same Stanley of steamer fame.