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September 17, 2017 / Jim Fenton

Colorado Road Trip Day 10: Resumption

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Trip Odometer: 1679

Our flight back to Colorado was at 10:50 am, so we were able to leave home at a “civilized” hour, which was good because we got to bed rather late after last night’s concert and last-minute repacking.

We had one significant additional item, Celeste’s guitar, which wouldn’t really fit into the car on the trip to Colorado. Thankfully, there was open space in the overhead bin near our seat just big enough for the guitar. The flight left on time, and we retrieved our car and drove back to Boulder to drop off the guitar and a couple of other items. We got a chance to see Celeste’s room and apartment in its unpacked and decorated condition; looks like it will be comfortable and work well as a study venue.

KC97

KC-97 refueling area

After a little while chatting, we dropped Celeste off at a school event about 5:30 and drove to Colorado Springs, our planned stop for the night. The hotel we had booked was a little out of town, near the airport, and it didn’t look like there was much around. The hotel clerk told us of a restaurant, The Airplane, a short drive away that sounded unusual. Indeed it was: we ate in inside a restored KC-97 tanker dating from the 1950s. The theme of the restaurant was entirely aviation: the waitstaff referred to themselves as “flight attendants” and we were thanked for “flying with them” as we left.

This article is part of a series about our recent road trip to Colorado and back. To see the introductory article in the series, click here.

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