Road Blog

Stay connected as we travel, this blog details our adventures through images and stories from the road. Look for our next big adventure, coming in early March, we will be traveling to Big Bend.

Goodbye Colorado, California Bound

We spent the last 4 days in Colorado spending time with friends and family. Now we are on the road headed to California to meetup with the folks on The Treffen Cruise. Our goal is to drive from Frisco Colorado to Adel Oregon today... We are ambitious, we will see how far we go. 

Here are some memorable moments in the bus:  

All good fuel pumps must die someday

All good fuel pumps must die someday

As we were leaving Canon City, Colorado on route to my family's property (located near Guffy), the bus started to cut out on hills, we figured it wasnt getting gas and it could be one of several options failing. After narrowing down the options, we concluded it was a fuel pump. Luckily, we travel with all the important replacement parts. We reached for the new fuel pump only to find that the new pump didnt work. At this point all the local parts stores were closed and we were literally spending "the night on the road." 

Our campsite for the night.  

Our campsite for the night.  

The next day we were "further down the road" with our new electronic fuel pump. We had a great time white water rafting through the Royal Gorge, visiting the swimming hole at Guffy Gorge, and hanging out with friends and family. On day two we decided to drive to Fairplay for lunch and then find camping near lake Dillon. We were lucky to find the last campsite available out of 87 reserved sites.  

Peak One campground at Lake Dillon

Peak One campground at Lake Dillon

The temps would drop to the mid 30's at night and get into the high 80's during the day.  

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We spent two nights at Peak One campground, enjoying local hiking, free concerts in the park, and a visit to Breckenridge. We wished there had been showers at the campground, now we smell like dirty hippies. 

 

Concert in the park with family behind us.  

Concert in the park with family behind us.  

Brad and The Professor crashed after a hard day. Professor always seems to find my pillow.  

Brad and The Professor crashed after a hard day. Professor always seems to find my pillow.  

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This next set of images are details from our travels. Things you do when you have 14 hours of travel time in a bus.  

 

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Air freshner   

Air freshner

 

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The Professor, Shifter, Brad's knee

The Professor, Shifter, Brad's knee

Winder

Winder

Enjoying a "Churpi Chew" 

Enjoying a "Churpi Chew"