Road trip touring dark, dark, history on the far eastern plains of southern Colorado with mom and dad today. Saw a poor lost doggy on the road out to the Monument - called the vet # on its tags and they called the owners - I hope that dog got home - it seemed scared, poor baby. The Sand Creek National Monument had very little to see - basically it is a preserving of land where the tragedy happened, like a mark-off of a sacred space. People who have relics from the massacre have started sending them back to the site for burial - like people who have scalps that soldiers took from the battle and passed down - sick history indeed. Google Map directions do not tell you how to get to the monument - they only tell you how to get to a station where they then tell you how to get there. Same thing for Amache - directions don't tell you how to get there, only how to get to the general town. And then they give the wrong address of where to stop for more information. I guess that's rural Colorado for you. But, the local sheriff gave us an escort out the camp to make sure we found it - that's small town American for you. :) Long day of driving, glad to be home. Sad history, but needs to be remembered. Oh, and awesome yellow fly.