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SuperG
10-03-2008, 12:28 PM
Well, I made it to Grand Junction, Colorado (without any tickets this time!). The Terminator performed flawlessly, especially when in triple digits (thanks to the 2 on the motorcycles who led the way for about 45 minutes!). Needless to say, going 75 mph up steep hills in 6th gear was a piece of cake...you should have seen all the looks I got as I zinged past people struggling to go 55mph! That was fun!!

I took some pictures during my drive from Colorado Springs, through Fairplay to Breckenridge, then onto GJ on I-70.

Here's where I am leaving Colorado Springs for the mountains:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/1HeadingtotheMountains1.jpg
Then I get into the beautiful little canyon outside the Springs:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/2HeadingintotheMountains1.jpg
And it goes from sunny to rainy:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/3WeatherComingIn1.jpg
But we can still see the colors!
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/4ColorsandRain1.jpg
Now it's getting cold...you can see the slush build-up (and my expired tag):
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/5Slush1.jpg
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/6SlushonBack1.jpg
Here's a pic inside the Eisenhower Tunnel, which I took on another day:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/6aEisenhowerTunnel1.jpg
Here's Breckenridge - from here I head to Frisco (where I lived as a teenager)and get onto I-70:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/7Breckenridge1.jpg
I pulled off to Copper Mountain to refuel ($4.83 for Superunleaded 90 Octane):
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/8CopperMountain1.jpg
It's pretty chilly outside...traveling between 70 and 80 mph this is my engine temp:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/9EngineTemp1.jpg
Now I am in Vail Valley, roughly 2 hours away from Grand Junction:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/10VailValley1.jpg
Here's a pic of Glenwood Canyon:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/11GlenwoodCanyon1.jpg
Every once in a while there's a break in the mountains:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/12SomeoftheFlats1.jpg
And here's one of the reasons why I am moving here:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/13DrillingRig1.jpg
My first weekend in GJ was at the airport for a day to watch these guys:
http://i312.photobucket.com/albums/ll329/ggrove2000/14BlueAngels1.jpg

So...it's cool (45-degrees) in the morning and warm (75-80) in the afternoon. It's dry...my hair stays shiny and full all day long! There are so many oilfield workers here that McDonald's is paying kids a $1000 signing bonus to work. Haliburton is paying 18 year-olds out of high school between $50-60,000!

Going to Vail to get season ski passes for the family...Stay in touch!!

cobrabitn
10-03-2008, 10:34 PM
Very cool! :cool:

SVTSnak
10-05-2008, 09:16 PM
Hey there Gary! Welcome to the SouthWest! :thumbsup:

If you ever come down to Vegas, let me know. We'll have to meet up. Doesn't seem like we have much SouthWest participation here. :(

However, I have found a few Cobras here in Vegas, but every time I see them, they are driving the opposite way. But I did put a note on one in my complex (04, I believe) about the SCMC...hopefully they'll check it out. :thumbsup:

Anyway, congrats on your flawless trip! :thumbsup:

SuperG
10-06-2008, 09:03 AM
Yeah, I have seen 2 also...one a Mystichrome Vert!! But like you, they are going the opposite direction!!

tazzracing1
10-07-2008, 02:28 PM
I'm jealous. I wished I still lived in Colorado. Excellant roads and great views. The skiing is excellant my favorite place to go was Winter Park. Remember to have your Cobra checked for A/F. I know it should not change that much but I would be safe and have it checked.

nckissfan
10-07-2008, 04:36 PM
beautiful scenery. It sounds like you are going to be happy where you are at.

that thing about McD's is crazy. I have never heard that before.