123 Miles in 1 Day!

123 miles in a day, big deal!  OK, we spent all morning taking a train excursion into the Royal Gorge.  It’s route was next to the Arkansas River with the Gorge being 1,100 feet deep at it’s greatest.  The 24 mille round trip took a little better than 2 hours.

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This guy is having a good day as are the rafters, too cold for me!

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There was a Stanley Steamer convention in town, I’m thinking there were about a dozen of them.

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We went back to the campground and started our 123 mile trip.  Followed this fellow for about 10 miles at 30mph, at least he was having fun!

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Than the fun started, we had to climb the 11,000 Monarch Mountain.  This was along winding pull in 2nd gear of our 6 speed.  Up & Down!  I didn’t measure it, must have been 40 miles.  Pictures?  I did not take my sweaty hands off the steering wheel or engine brake control.

We arrived at North Bank CG at about 5:00.  Being a National Forest, the camp site are designed for 24’ campers with no utilities.  Our 38’ rig looks like 6 quarts in a gallon container!

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Got down to 40° last night, of course my half of our electric mattress cover decided to die….

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