Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A trip to Sterling Colorado #sol17 Day 22/31

For an appointment about drawing up a medical power of attorney and living will. No special reason other than catching up with standard stuff rather expected when you hit mid-70s.

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The lawyer's office is near the Downtown Sterling Historic District. Founded in 1881, Sterling's legacy is as a major agricultural center and key railroad junction

After a late lunch followed by coffee at the Old Town Bistro, we headed west back to Yuma for +City of Yuma Government public meeting --preliminary planning on updating the Yuma Municipal Comprehensive Plan, not updated since drafted in 1979. Despite an already long day and trip to Sterling, meeting and topic are relevant to the Colorado Community Partnership project.

So that is why this is a short post with more pictures and earlier than usual. The meeting is at the Yuma Community Center. If I get back before the deadline and am not too tired, I might update or add to this post; if not, then not.


2017 is the tenth year aka #sol17 of the Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC) hosted by Two Writing Teachers (TWT). Slicers write and post a "slice of life" story before the 11:59 ET deadline every day during the long month of March. The rest of the year, "slicers" write and post  Tuesday slices. In between (and during) challenges, TWT regularly posts articles on writing and teaching.

PS During the month of March, a TWT slice icon is at the top of my blog sidebar but not always in the footer. As in life, I like variety in my slice icons 


  1. You live in such a pretty state, Vanessa! I haven't been to Colorado since 1991, but have such fond memories. We flew in and out of Denver, but drove all over the state (e.g., Bolder, Aspen, Snowmass, Telluride, Durango, Colorado Springs). We never made it to Sterling though. It looks quaint!

    I will be back for CCIRA in Denver next year, but I don't think I'm going to have much time to explore. And I won't have a car!

    1. The High Plains of the Northeast corner are very different from the mountains, probably less picturesque but still interesting and historic -- the Overland Trail went through here. Geographically, culturally -- and politically, its more like Nebraska and Kansas.

      If you get a chance, the southern part of the state is equally interesting and different -- more like mountainous pars of the Southwest

    2. I really like the photographs!