We took off on Saturday morning and drove to La Junta. We toured Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, a reconstruction of a trading fort on the Santa Fe Trail in the early 1800’s.
Peafowl were kept at the fort as an alarm system. They’d spot approaching riders from a distance and begin howling.
Note the cactus on top of the corral wall to prevent rustlers.
After touring the fort we ate lunch at Lucy’s Tacos in La Junta. The place isn’t fancy, but the food is delicious.