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  • Day31

    Home! TX

    August 1 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 72 °F

    We're home! Dropped off all passengers and so thankful for a wonderful vacation. God was good and we saw his blessings over and over. Loved all the people we got to visit with and the sights we were blessed to see. Loved getting to do this trip with family and friends!Read more

  • Day31

    Camper Life

    August 1 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 73 °F

    Camper Life includes a LOT of:
    *Volleyball/frisbee, inside and out
    *Talking & laughing/giggling
    *Eating together & in strange places
    *Phones-games, music, texting, etc.
    *Laundry
    *Meeting up with friends on the road
    *SLEEPING ~ A LOT!
    *Games
    *Watching TV

    Not shown: cleaning & washing dishes. Also singing (Pearl & Torri)
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  • Day31

    State Lines²

    August 1 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 66 °F

    2nd 1/2 of our state lines!

    North Dakota
    Montana
    Idaho
    Wyoming
    Colorado (we were in the middle of nowhere on one end-no sign and on the other end; fog, rain, road construction- we missed it!)
    New MexicoRead more

  • Day31

    Driving Home! NM-TX

    August 1 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 66 °F

    We left Alamosa, NM this morning and going over La Veta Pass we found fog. It was a little scary driving in the clouds. Visibility wasn't great at all. We made it and although it's been drizzly and overcast most of the day, we didn't have bad driving weather.

    Back in our home state! We've slowly lost our train. Josh & Trish then Dad & Mom and Torri @ Amarillo.

    We acquired a hitchhiker in our first motorhome. He has traveled many miles and changes homes with us. You never know where he'll show up. I finally started snapping pics of him part way through the trip. These are just a few of his hideouts.
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  • Day29

    Biking in Telluride, CO

    July 30 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 64 °F

    We have been looking forward to and preparing for biking in Telluride for months.

    We didn't realize that Telluride started charging to ride on our FAVORITE trail before 5pm, so we decided to ride some of the smaller free trails until 5pm and then go on the Village trail. The Jurassic to Meadows trails were fun but the ride back in to town from the Conoco station just about killed us all. After we got back to the truck, Mom and Pearl opted out of going back up and decided to check out Telluride. We tried a few more new trails until we could ride our favorite; Village to Tommy Knocker.

    We had rain from around 2pm off and on and when we got to the top of our trail, it was raining pretty hard. After a short wait, it slowed down and we decided to go for it. It was a blast!

    We were muddy, cold and tired when we got through with the day, but it was so worth the excitement and planning!
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  • Day27

    Flat Tire & Vermillion Falls, CO

    July 28 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    We left Irish Canyon and got about 2 miles down the road and a tire blew. We didn't have a spare and after calling Doug found a replacement back in Rock Springs. When he went to take off the old, the inner lug nuts were a different size. A county guy came and helped us get the tire off but it was too late to go that day. Trish was sick so Josh had left Sarah and Cecil with us and took the rest of his crew to Craig, CO.

    Since we were stuck for the night we loaded up and went the 1/4 mile down the road to go cool off in Vermillion Falls. Just as we got there it started raining. After playing for awhile most everyone was ready to go. Q: What happens to clay dirt when it gets wet? A: We found out! We were a muddy mess when we finally got to the top of the hill where we were parked! After getting cleaned up we ate supper, watched movies, and worked on a puzzle.

    Doug and Dad left at 5:30am to go get the tires. After getting back and getting the tires changed out, we tried to pull the slide in, no juice. It took Doug awhile but he figured out the ground wire had come loose. We FINALLY got going down the road and then the motor vapor locked (never heard of it before it happened to us). We would go a couple of miles then the mh would shut down. We would sit for 5-10 minutes then it would start again, we did that over and over again and limped into Rifle, CO. After we got gas and took the insulation off the motor, we were fine.

    Needless to say, a 9 hr trip turned into a 54 hr trip. Not what we planned, but not all bad and the kids did have fun and memories were made.
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    Dustin Boyd

    i can tell it took a wile doug had his case of dew out

    8/2/21Reply
     
  • Day27

    Irish Canyon, CO

    July 28 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 86 °F

    Josh wanted to go through Irish Canyon and although it turns to gravel at the WY/CO state line, it's pretty smooth and a pretty drive. Just as we got through the canyon we pulled off at a picnic area and checked out the petroglyph's. Our train was ready to roll after a short break.Read more

  • Day26

    Rock Springs BLM, WY

    July 27 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    We left Jackson Hole late afternoon. Josh & the guys worked on his camper, the girls did laundry and then we got on the road. We met up with Josh & Trish in Hoback and she jumped in with us for the trip to Rock Springs. We got gas and walked through the drive through for supper. After that we drove about 8 miles out of town and pulled off on some BLM land for the night. The kids loved it! They ran through the hidden canyon and played until dark. We heard some screaming at one point and after deciding nobody was hurt, we ignored it. They came back talking about their screaming/yelling contest.

    Once it was dark, the bigger kids went to the camper and played games, and we sat out watching the interstate traffic go by and visited.

    The next morning we made breakfast, got Josh an air filter for his smoking diesel and headed towards Irish Canyon.
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