On the 4th of July I met 2 good friends in my home town to show them around a bit. It all started when Joe took a little trip on his GSA and kept sending pics to me and Troy. Well, not ones to be outdone Troy and I talked each other into getting 990s and taking a little trip of our own...we invited Joe cuz we thought we should. Joe had to bail early so these are the pics with Troy and me. Here are some of my pics...I am sure Troy and Joe will chime in as needed. Wal Mart parking lot in Gunnison getting "supplies" for the parade in Crested Butte. Balloonage in Gunny on the 4th. A mid day cool off on the Numbers near Buena Vista...sadly I got NO pics from Gunny to the river as we had to HAUL ASS to get there...going over Kebler to Carbondale then over Independence. It was a HIGH speed trip. East of Leadville...met the cutest barista in Leadville...might have to back there. Trail Ridge Road in Estes Park...was a little nasty out...hail, snizzle (snowing drizzle), rain (lots), wind, etc. Troy This is when the visiblity was GOOD. Pee Pee time. Doctor Fucking Doolittle. Oh My! We spent a few days in Denver at this point. No real pic taking there...wish I had though...miss all my Denver homies. From here we rode to Woodland Park via Sedalia and Rampart Range. It was a deluge so there was no stopping for pics. Right when we got off the the dirt the sun came out. Phantom Canyon is the SHIT...great railroad converted to road...cool history. More Phantom. More... Still more... Great hotel on Saguache...there were no rooms in West Cliff or Salida...it was LATE, we were tired. The owner (?) held the room for us, let us use his car to get beer, and was a generally nice fellow. Found a lot of nice folks in Colorado (it's been a few years since I was home last...won't make that mistake again). Great road heading South out of Del Norte on the way to New Mex. Same road. Getting pretty high... After we dropped a few hundred feet...was up over 12k for a minute. Obligatory plug. The view did not suck. Couple of froot loops. Poof...we in New Mex. "I'm the King of the World"...oh my! Back in Colorado near Pagosa Junction. Cool old church in an abandon railroad water stop. Someone is taking really good care of the church...the rest of the town, not so much. The town had a bout6 or so buildings still upright...some almost became our home for the night. Was a neat place for sure. On to Mesa Verde...we kinda did the high speed tour there. I have been there and worked there a little too many times so Troy got the Cliff (get it?) Notes version. It was really hot and we had to get to Page that night. The rest of the trip was haulin' ass to get back to go to work so no piccies from Mesa Verde on. Next time we will take more time in Utah, NM and Az...I know some really cool stuff there too...but that will be several months from now.