Woke up a bit early … which was good. We wanted to get to the airport with enough time to avoid stress. We took advantage of the continental breakfast at the hotel (you could make your own waffles! we didn’t) and packed up for good and hit the road South at 7:42.
bustling and the interstate had more traffic than we’d experienced all
trip. What was going on was that it was
Saturday morning and everyone in that part of the world was going to “the game”
… which for some people was a college football game and for plenty of others a
high school game. Cheyenne
10 miles South of Cheyenne and the Rockies
appeared on our right, shining white in the early morning sun. Farms started up, hugging the interstate and
then spreading out some as we kept on South.
We passed the exit for Fort Collins and
crossed the South Platte and the farms became
interspersed with factories. We saw the
first huge building we’d seen in almost a week, which was the Budweiser
bottling plant, then the second which was a Harley-Davidson factory. Passed the turnoff for Lyons and we were
retracing our steps, now East on 470 and then the exit onto Peña Boulevard,
back to the Hertz car return at 9:10.
Red had taken us 2040 amazing miles of twisting and straight roads with
no complaints and had proven to be a noble car.
We sprawled over an empty bank of seats in DIA while we finished off the bits of food we had left, then got our boarding passes for jetBlue 494 and took the train to the terminals. Crowded into the security checkpoint with a million other people, and then we had time for a local beer at the Denver Chophouse and Brewery near our gate. Boarding time came and a little after noon we were in the air and headed back for
where we took a cab home. That was it
for the trip … we had a great time! Logan