After the Arikaree Breaks disappointment, we continued west on a lonely stretch of road, exhausted from the day but with 3 more hours to go to our AirBNB in Fort Collins, CO. We got a second wind when we saw this amazing cloud - it looks like a levitating lady! You see her, right?
Levitating Lady in Cope, Co
There was also this cloud, which looked like a hand making the OK gesture, but on its side. It quickly morphed into the alligator you see below:
After the Arikaree Breaks debacle, we needed gas. We were in Anton, CO, a town in rural eastern Colorado that looked abandoned. It was after 7:30pm and all the businesses were closed. We didn't see any other cars or people, no lights in any of the buildings or homes in the distance. The sky had turned an eerie yellow, which, as a midwestern gal, I totally associate with tornadoes. We pulled into a desolate looking gas station. Can you believe this old-timey gas pump was rigged to accept credit cards? #ThankYouJesus Our tank was nearly dry!
Check out the phone booth. There was a sign next to it that said "9-1-1 Call Box", so I assume it worked. #StrangerThings
After filling up, we continued on through rural eastern Colorado, which is indistinguishable from rural western Kansas. Pretty scenery, though, thanks to the storm clouds and waning sunlight.