6/18 This evening we stayed in Colorado Springs. Stephen needed new boots so we trekked across town to REI. As we returned, in traffic that prevented our stopping for a photo, we watched a monumental thunderhead move over Pikes Peak. It was stunning.
6/19 Heading for Rawlins, WY, we stopped in Laramie for lunch. We eat at Mom and Pop places, and today we happened into O’Dwyer’s Irish Pub (happened?) where we had the best Welsh pasty we’ve eaten in the USA. When we arrived at the campsite we found that one of the cabinet doors had opened and a few of our plates had fallen onto the floor and broken. Fortunately, every Wal-Mart carries our fine china, so, while replacing the broken crockery was expensive, it was possible. While returning from Wal-Mart we stopped to look at the sturdy old train depot where people were entering and exiting. We stuck our heads in and found preparations under way for a dinner. A young boy told us his parents were going to be married the next day, and he wanted us to tour the room and look at family photos. We joined him and thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.