In Part II of our end-of-summer road trip finale we travel through the San Luis Valley in search of people for whom the past is the future. (If you missed Part I yesterday, it’s HERE.

 

8 Responses to SoCO Odyssey, Part II

  1. Dan Kulp says:

    Ok, I hope somebody can tell me who performs that song in the middle of this piece, the one beginning with “the real people went away”. Hard to believe, but I could NOT find it on the internet. Thanx in advance.

  2. Dan Kulp says:

    Oh, and another fine piece of journalism I might add.

  3. Noel Black says:

    Dan, it’s “Everthing Is Moving So Fast” by Great Lake Swimmers.

  4. Craig Richardson says:

    It’s “Drover” by Bill Callahan from the album “Apocalypse”.

  5. Noel Black says:

    Oh, sorry. I misread your post. Yes, it’s “Drover” as Craig said.

  6. Tom Foster says:

    I’ve been stopping at this rest area for many years. I used to watch for the Kitty Crossing!

  7. hannahfriend says:

    The favorite rest stop for my hub and I. We were able to hit it again this summer on our way to Arizona. Everyone parked there just wanders slowly up the path to the restrooms kinda amazed at the beauty of the place.

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