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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Yesterday was bitchin'!

As we passed the “Welcome to Colorado” sign, I must have yelled “We made it to fucking COLORADO!” about four times. Minutes afterward, I saw my first tumbleweed in decades. I think I have an unnatural fascination with those things. We plowed right in to one, and I thought; “I hope it sticks in the grill so we can take a snapshot of it later.

Our travels brought us from the corn fields of central Iowa to a place that I can only think of as “cow-centric”. I mean cows.....EVERYWHERE. If you didn't see smelled them. Rolling the final 80 miles in to Denver, we get our first glimpse of the Rockies through the thick but mellow rain clouds off to our West. I'm desperately trying to enjoy the impending altitude changes, while squelching my fears about fuel mixtures at 8,000 feet.

The car has been running like a dream. I'm trying to repress my natural inclination to think, that we'll pay for this good fortune later.

Maybe we already have... but it isn't the car's problem, it's mine.

We arrived at an old friends' home in town, and what I thought was simple road weariness, has apparently evolved in to full blown sinus and upper respiratory shittiness. Luckily I was able to get a script for some antibiotics this morning, in hopes my nasal rebellion doesn't get worse...and eventually even goes away. We're taking today as our leisurely drive day. Soaking up great conversation until we hit the road again around 10:30am.

I've spent the last two weeks obsessing over everything mechanical on the car, that might cause us problems...the entire time neglecting my own mental health and sleep patterns. It caught up to me after two 14 hour drive days. My immune system decided to go tits up. Poor Gary will have to endure my whining, sniffling bullshit for at least another day. 

For posterity…here's a photo of Gary catching some ZZzzzs in Nebraska. 


  1. That's the best way to go thru Nebraska.... ;)

  2. Best way to live there, too...
    Jenn Morgan

  3. You met a good friend of mine yesterday, in NV about 70 miles east of Reno at a Chevron gas station off I 80 heading to Reno. He gave me your card. I have a 1973 Tii same color (what's left) of the car you're driving. My friend raved about the condition and looks of the engine you're driving - can you post a photo?

    1. If you shoot an e mail to me at, I'll gladly fill your inbox with photos of the "before" and "after" engine bay condition. It's always great to connect with strangers on the road, en route to such a massive event! :)

  4. This is awesome! How do you have time to do all of these neat things? I am drowning!!! I really enjoy your blog
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