How can those title words be pronounced so differently yet contain the same ea vowel core? English spelling is hard to follow.
Instead, I follow Highway 160 across the plains and finally into the Rockies.
The plains are wonderful! Big. Hours and hours of driving. Occasional small town/gas station.
Eastern Colorado is just as flat as Kansas. I rub my eyes. Is that snow?
What a good drive- over the Great Plains and then climb up into the Rockies!
I arrive at a camp site in Trinidad. It is late, I am exhausted. To stay you have to pre-register, create your identity, choose a site, pay with credit card.
I am very low, as is noticed by the wonderful Geoff and Kate who are camping nearby. Geoff takes my phone and with great courtesy and skill does the necessary for me to stay. I will be eternally grateful.
Still on 160, I find a ranch where meat is sold.
I buy Elk, Venison and Goat.