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Over the Rockies #50YearsAgoToday #CaliforniaTrip

By Joyweesemoll @joyweesemoll

On the second day of our journey to California, we drove through the Rocky Mountains from Burlington to Craig, Colorado. Here's my mother's description:

We had several different and lovely views of Denver-took a side road to Lookout Mountain where we had another picnic lunch-chilly but pretty. Views from Berthoud Pass were awesome and breathtaking followed by a minor snow storm! From there into sunny snow-covered mountains from Kremmling to Steamboat Springs.

Mother recorded some of our expenses on this trip. Breakfast on June 4, 1971, was $5.65 and dinner was $7.00. That's for a family of four! It wasn't fast food, back then. When we traveled, we liked Big Boy's, Howard Johnson, International House of Pancakes, Sambo's (cringe) and any local diner or café that had a lot of cars parked in front of it.

Over the Rockies #50YearsAgoToday #CaliforniaTrip

About Joy Weese Moll

a librarian writing about books

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