The Sand Creek site, looking toward the trees where the lodges were
Sand Creek site - the Indians fled and resisted down this draw.
Unfortunately, we had to cut our visit short because of the biting flies. We headed for Burlington for a carousel ride, stopping for lunch at the Alleyway Cafe in Cheyenne Wells (I highly recommend it). The Kit Carson County Carousel is a classic 1905 design with a player pipe organ and hand carved animals, mostly with the original paint. It fell into disuse but was restored at significant cost. We rode twice, at a whole 25 cents per ride!
Sandra riding "Comanche"
And here's the horse.
Headed east on I-70 to Colby, ate at Los Dos de Oros, and are settling in at the Holiday Inn Express. 3568 miles on the trip, with about 450 to go. Home tomorrow!