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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Traveling Machine

We were up very early this morning. We drove for ten hours. We traveled 799 miles. It was a very long day!

We drove from Texas, through New Mexico, and across Colorado. We're spending the night in Casper, Wyoming.

We saw beautiful mountains. We saw flat top mesas in Texas. We saw the jagged Rocky Mountains in New Mexico and Colorado. Now we're seeing the buttes of Wyoming.

We have also seen a lot of wildlife today. Five antelope crossed the road right in front of us early this morning. This evening, Mom took this shot of an antelope. He was across the hill from our room.

Pronghorn antelope are amazing creatures. Antelopes are the second fastest land animal in the world. Only the cheetah can run faster than an antelope. Antelopes can run more than 60 miles per hour.

If you would like to learn more about antelopes, go to http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids/animal-facts/pdf/pronghorn.pdf

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