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Road trip day 3: Raton to Laramie - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Jul. 6th, 2008

05:44 pm - Road trip day 3: Raton to Laramie

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This morning I woke up in Raton (which means "Mouse"), New Mexico, drove across Colorado, and ended up here in Laramie, Wyoming, where I finally have a room with internet. (Had to give up the "first floor" requirement to get it, ugh. Also had to give up the "1 queen bed" requirement, but who cares about that.)

As I was driving through Colorado, I decided to see if I could stop somewhere and see Pike's Peak. I stopped at the Visitor's Center in Colorado Springs and was directed to the Visitor's Center at Garden of the Gods National Park. The balcony has a lovely view and I took many pictures of big impressive rocks! (Darnit, I could upload some right now if I'd brought the USB cable for my camera.)

Tomorrow: Ogden, UT.

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From:thecanuckguy
Date:July 7th, 2008 01:22 am (UTC)
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Hmmm, Google Translate tells me "Boca" means "Mouth". So "Boca Raton" is ... "Mouth Mouse"? Besides the obvious tongue-twister this presents to lispers like me, remind me never to visit Florida, and especially to avoid its cuisine.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:July 7th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)
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Because of the way Spanish grammar works, it more likely means "mouse mouth".
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From:deckardcanine
Date:July 7th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
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I thought raton was "rat" and ratoncito was "mouse."
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:July 8th, 2008 02:02 am (UTC)
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No, actually ratón is "mouse" and rata is "rat". ¿Porqué? Yo no sé.

Edited at 2008-07-08 02:24 am (UTC)
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