the old 35's went on some last minute wheels
a ladder rack and a RTT went on
got the wife to pack 1/2 what she wanted and off we drove, 800 mile 1st day to Pocatello ID
off to Jackson Hole WY where they had record breaking lows...28 outside Yellowstone when we woke up, 30hrs later 101 in denver(wife said she was going to sleep in a hotel with or without me.... so we got a hotel)
made it out to the reunion just west of pikes peak outside beautiful Woodland Park CO
It never got below 50 degrees but I brought my "walkingbag" from SELK' so I needed to show the family
we went back up to Denver for a few days, toured the Mint & went to a amusement park. did some work on rigs. stayed an extra day and that was nice.
left there and drove to Durango over Wolf Creek Pass (Which is up on the great divide) and from there headed north to Silverton and Ouray.
IF YOU GET THE CHANCE, DO IT!!!!! amazing country
In Ouray had a big ol bear come and grab our Lays Ruben chips and our baby wipes @ about 3am.... was glad to be in a elevated position at that point.
minus the western slope of Colorado, this was very close to 2 or 3 trips my folks took me on many years ago and I'm glad I got to take my boys, we were pushing pretty hard to make miles most days but all of the high points were hit. hopefully when they are a bit older we will be able to afford a couple more long road trips so they can experience all this great nation has to offer