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CAPTAIN’S LOG ENTRY EARTH DATE 1700 HRS 29 APRIL 2012

April 29, 2012

AND NOW THE ICE PART…

The second day on the road began early and we were ahead of schedule again.  Or so it began.  I am learning to drive for fuel economy now, and tire pressure increases helped lower rolling resistance.  But the tires are tired, and one of them retired on the way.  We recovered in time for a late arrival in Colorado.  NOTE: do NOT trust on line map routes.  With trailers stay on the MAIN roads.  Our last leg was a mountain snake with 30mph top speeds.

A NEW (alien?) FRIEND HELPED ME AIR UP THE TIRES

FOR A WHILE…DUE TO SPIDER BITE?

ON THE JOB:  DAMAGE CONTROL

THE SNOOPERVISOR:  HOW SOON CAN WE HAVE WARP DRIVE?

THE COLORADO RIVER PRACTICING FOR THE GRAND CANYON

 OVER AND UNDER LANES; LOTS OF HAIRY CURVES WITH WIDE LOAD

 

SKIING ANYONE?  VAIL COLORADO

AND CLOUDS; WE’RE ALMOST IN THEM!

ONE PASS IS 10,000 FT, THE NEXT IS 12,000 FT

HAPPY DOG!

SUV PULLS AT 30 MPH MAX ON STEEP GRADES; FLASHERS ON

 

AND DOWNHILL CAN GET HAIRY EVEN IN SECOND GEAR.

We were content to take it slow and arrived at about 10:00 pm (2200 hrs) in Longmont CO.  We parked in the county fairground camp in high winds and made the bed for the night.  We have the weekend to update business and set up camp. 

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