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Old 07-15-2012, 03:12 AM
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Headed West...

Thought we'd try and post updates about our trip as we go. Hopefully we can keep up with it.

Saturday morning


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Old 07-15-2012, 03:13 AM
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And here's our progress for the day!

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Old 07-15-2012, 03:27 AM
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Just kidding, here's what we've got so far - I'm typing this from Columbia, MO...

Mountains in NC






This is a pretty important part...


We felt welcome, which is good because we spent most of the day there!




A small bit of the rain from today


Next state




Kentucky is preparing us for Kansas tomorrow


This says Welcome to Illinois, I promise!


Not a lot to say about Illinois, well actually there is, but mom always said not to say anything at times like this..

This one says Welcome to Missouri, I promise here as well!


It's 3:30 am, we're going to sleep now...
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:33 AM
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Good scenery on the road from NC .
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:39 PM
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Yup, be prepared, Kansas will feel like a 3 day trip by itself.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:49 PM
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Yup, be prepared, Kansas will feel like a 3 day trip by itself.
Ain't that the truth I thought Texas was boring
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:50 PM
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Great pix. Have a safe trip and see you soon!
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:03 PM
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Yea, Kansas! Woohoo! Can you tell we're trying to stay excited? Here's a shot of the action on the prarie from outside Hays.



What's that you say, only 209 more miles till Limon? You guys sure theres some rocks out here ahead of us?
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:49 PM
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We were asleep, but you passed through about 5 miles south of our house! We live near Kingdom city MO and work in Columbia. Safe travels! See you soon.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:26 AM
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Considering where we started, we're pretty much down the street from camp, in Colorado Springs!
Here are some shots from the day's traveling
Missouri


Bridge over Missouri River


Missouri River from the bridge


Kansas


Some of what Kansas had to offer.




Old wind power and new wind power in the same shot


Train

Cattle in the water, cattle in the sand


Welcome to Colorado! I've got to get better at taking pictures of these signs!


Got in just in time for this


Colorado Springs


Colorado Springs is not so friendly to 20' trailers with sleepy drivers. I'm declaring this the only damage of the trip!

We're planning to head to KOA in the morning, but aren't in a hurry, we plan to soak in some Rocky Mtn scenery! See you tomorrow!
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:29 AM
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Lovely drive from the Springs to Ouray! Enjoy the trip.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:02 AM
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You guys have made some great time
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:29 PM
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Monday after Holden, and we're so jealous. Upon seeing the first pic, Joan said plaintively, "I want to go."
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:00 PM
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We were asleep, but you passed through about 5 miles south of our house! We live near Kingdom city MO and work in Columbia. Safe travels! See you soon.

Yes, indeed. Your pics will have to do for our trip this year for the "drive" aspect since we have to make a short trip and are flying out. See you there!
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Old 07-17-2012, 12:30 AM
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Sorry Rod and Joan, the pictures from today probably aren't gonna make you feel any better! ;-)

We're here! We got into camp around 7:30, took a bit to set up, then Sarah cooked us dinner! Here's how we got here today...
Colorado Springs


Royal Gorge area, Arkansas River




Headed up (way up) to the Continental Divide - Monarch Crest at 11,312. Holy EGTs Batman!



Monarch Crest


back side of Monarch Crest in the rain


Trying to hold 'er back!


Trying NOT to need this!


"Lakes" (Blue Mesa Reservoir in the Curecanti National Rec Area) - They're a little low




Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park




Waggy was a little portly to be dragging around the National Park, don't worry we went back for it!


Montrose


The spacing was perfect to fill two pigs at once!


KOA
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:38 AM
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Good to see you made it OK. The pictures are great, thanks!
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:08 AM
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The spacing was perfect to fill two pigs at once!

Man, I knew FSJ's got poor fuel economy, but when you gotta fill it up after riding on a trailer, something is really wrong :P
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:14 AM
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Nice pics! Good to see you made it. I bet that was an expensive gas stop filling BOTH vehicles!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:52 PM
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Glad to see you made it! Did you have any cooling issues coming up Monarch? That is one of my favorite mtn roads!
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:32 PM
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Thanks for the warning, but yeah, you're right about the deeper jealousy.
Joan is now lying on the floor kicking and screaming.

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Man, I knew FSJ's got poor fuel economy, but when you gotta fill it up after riding on a trailer, something is really wrong :P
And this is a funny, funny post.
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