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The Great Escape Edition – Research Tour Travelog

Started the day on U.S. Highway 50 west bound from the railroad town of Lamar, Colorado and arrived in Bent County, heart of the “The Great American Desert.”  The Rockies are still nowhere to be seen and East Graveyard Creek is dry. I pass through other towns that were along the Santa Fe Trail; Fort Lyon; Las Animas; La Junta; Swink; Rocky Ford. There are thousands upon thousands of pale-yellow butterflies dancing back and forth across the highway. On the bridge over the Apisharpa...