Lamar, Colorado

IMG_1245Prowers County Seat, Lamar, was incorporated in 1886. Home to about 8,000 people, this quaint town is a stop on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief run. The city was named after Secretary of the Interior Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar II, although it sounds like he had never visited the area, the naming was an attempt to receive favor in selecting the town as the area Land Office.IMG_1242Prowers¬†County Courthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1981. One of the most interesting things I could find on the area is that it is one of three antipodal locations in the United States. A few good antique stores in town but I was not able to find anything that spoke to me. The few humans I spoke to suggested BJ’s as the preferred burger stop.IMG_1260BJ’s looked to have been around awhile and appeared to be a combo drive in/walk in.IMG_1255I love this place! The waitstaff are hidden on the other end of this phone line, pick it up and you are connected to BJ’s central communications where you place your order.IMG_1254Shortly after placing your order the human element appears with your food. I am kicking myself for not trying the Frozen Pickle Juice!IMG_1258You must enter with a total disregard for health. Burgers are served wrapped in a foil tomb, this doubles as your plate. I love this type of burger, no putting on air’s, greasy meat, cheese, condiments, questionable bun. I wish I lived in Lamar because I would eat here every day. I am glad I don’t live in Lamar because I would eat here every day.

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