Finishing up in La Junta

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OK, it’s time to finish up on our stay in La Junta Colorado. So obviously we enjoyed the Old Bent’s Fort and our hike in the Vogel Canyon and we didn’t do a whole lot more in the area I’m afraid BUT we have a couple things to mention before moving on.




















































We did obviously do a driving tour of the area and while doing so ran across a cool locomotive engine and tinder car in the middle of town.


















 Old #1024 was built in November of 1901 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works Company and weighs in at a whopping 209,220lbs.

 It started out as a coal burner but was later converted to an oil burner.

 Another thing we came across while driving around was a pretty darn good Mexican Food stand called Lucy’s Taco’s so of course we just had to take advantage of our find.

 We saw a number of fruit stands during our driving tour so because we were headed up into the mountains for our next stop and was pretty certain because of the size of the town that we would be hard pressed to find any fresh fruit after some research we headed to the Knapps Farm Market.

 They had a wide variety of melons to choose from and many we had never heard of but the workers were very helpful and we ended up driving away with a back seat full of goodies, mostly Rocky Point melons which is what they are known for.

 That pretty much takes case of our stay in La Junta and the time had come to lift our jacks and head towards Creede Colorado where we would attend the New Horizons Owner Rally but we will talk about that in our next update.

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