Wednesday we drove to Colorado with only a couple of quick rest stops. There isn't much to see except corn along I-80 through Nebraska. The views improved as we approached Denver along I-76. We could begin to make out the silhouette of the Rocky Mountains from about 50 miles away. We made pretty good time with the 75 mph speed limit and gained an hour when we changed time zones so we chose to bypass our hotel in Denver and continue on to Colorado Springs instead for a total of 548 miles. We are staying at a nice Marriott that has views of Pike's Peak. Dinner & wine at the hotel restaurant was nice.