Center is a small farming community in the San Luis Valley. I have not explored it, but I’ve been through it a few times. It takes its name from fact that it is nearly at the center of the San Luis Valley. It looks like a pretty nice small town, one of those towns Bruce Springsteen sang about in “My Home Town.”
So is mine, as it happens, but somewhat less. Monte Vista’s population has held pretty stable over the years, but there is not a lot going on. It’s hard for businesses to stay open.
Polar Bear Yeti T. Dog was picked up by animal control in Center. Hard to say how she got there — 4 month old puppy — but my theory is that someone up there breeds livestock guardian dogs and Bear showed up with blue eyes. Lots of people think blue-eyed dogs are blind, so maybe they thought they couldn’t sell her. I have no idea, but she’s not blind. She helps me spot eagles.