Payton and I headed towards Wyoming and had to stop at Johnson’s Corner for a cinnamon roll. It’s right there on I-25 as you head north out of Denver and it’s just before you get to Loveland. It was opened in 1951 by Joe S. Johnson, as a gas station and café at the exact half-way point between Denver and Cheyenne. Folks thought Joe was crazy for building this in the middle of nowhere, but I don’t think anyone thinks he’s crazy now.
World-famous Johnson\'s Corner cinnamon roll
It’s open 24/7 and is known worldwide for its famous cinnamon rolls that are as big as your head!!! They told me they sell 2,000 cinnamon rolls on a good day!!!
It was also featured in the Bill Murray/Matthew McConaughey movie: “Larger Than Life.”
There’s really not much of this story left to tell…
We crossed into Wyoming and stopped at this Lincoln monument:
When you drive for a long time and you are alone in the car (except maybe for your dog, Payton, who doesn’t raise an eyebrow to your wild and wooly thoughts), you can come up with some fantastic, creative, awesome ideas! I finally had to leave a pen and paper close by so I wouldn’t forget.
Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), I can’t read a word, it’s all scribbly.
We stayed in Rock Springs that night and we were told by the service station guy there that it would only take about six hours of driving the next day to get back to Boise.