If you havent had a chance to get out of town this summer, heres a quick trip into the past: Our Journey, a self-guided museum trek to the small towns of Colorados central plains, can ostensibly be completed in one day and maybe even on one tank of gas but once youve finished the trek through rural nostalgia, youll definitely feel as if youve been away. Among the many attractions youll encounter are the wacky Worlds Wonder View Tower in Genoa, Grampa Jerrys Clown Museum in Arriba, the nostalgic Limon Heritage Museum and Railroad Park (a train buffs heaven) and the delightful Kit Carson County Carousel in Burlington, to name a few favorites.
Go online and get yourself an Our Journey kit packed with maps, historical tidbits, a songbook and CD for singing on the road, and a passport ticket that you can have stamped at every tour attraction you visit (admission is free if you have an On Journey kit). Once youve got seven stamps, you can trade it in for two free books about the Colorado plains; with nine, you can enter a drawing to win a bed-and-breakfast deal.
But times running out, because Our Journey packs up for the season after Labor Day. So register now at www.ourjourney.info or call 1-800-825-0208.
May 25-Sept. 7, 2009