Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thinking is needed
Today brought the final National Park (some day I have to figure out the different categories - National Park, National Historic Site, etc.) on this trip: Scotts Bluff National Monument.
The day started at Penny's Diner - a restaurant near the Oak Tree Inn in Morrill, NE. It was a good place to stay and a good place to eat.
From there, we journeyed to the Riverside Zoo in Scottsbluff. And then on to the monument.
As are many of the parks, it is an interesting place with much to ponder. The bluffs served as a landmark on trails west. From the European point of view those trails were about emigration and expansion. From the point of view of the Native Americans those trails were about invasion. A great deal to sort through when one thinks about it. And a great deal of thinking is needed.
Travel continued to Denver. Tickets have been purchased for the Colorado Rockies game tomorrow. A visit to the Denver Aquarium is also in order.
See you along the trail.