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Great Western Road Trip – Day 10

Durango, CO – Ourey, CO – Aspen, CO I got the short end of the driving stick today. Heading into Aspen (and looking out the window) I assumed all the driving today would be on twisty little mountain roads. I … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 9

Moab, UT – Arizona – New Mexico – Colorado – Mesa Verde – Durango, CO While I napped yesterday, Dad did some more thorough route planning for the next few days. The oppressive heat has made him reconsider our original … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 8

Palisade, CO – Cisco, UT – Moab, UT We got good news from the car repair place this morning! Although they would have to special order a $400 tire from Denver to exactly match the specialty tires on the car, … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 7

Jackson Hole, WY – Green River, WY – Flaming Gorge, UT – Douglass Pass, CO – Grand Junction, CO – Palisade, CO The Parkway Inn breakfast spread was nice, though it was impossible to serve yourself anything without being in … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 6

Yellowstone National Park – Jackson, WY This morning, I was the early bird. I actually got up about 10 minutes before the alarm went off. I verified the previous night’s storm had blown away and we had gorgeous morning light … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 5

West Yellowstone, MO – Idaho – Yellowstone National Park Breakfast was available till 9:30. I was pushing it a little, but it was still only about 9:20 according to the clock in the room when I got to the lobby. … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 4

Custer, SD – Sheridan, WY – Montana – Cody, WY – Yellowstone – West Yellowstone, MO We drove a VERY long way today. Fortunately, our early night meant we were up early. The Bavarian Inn provided a lovely breakfast spread. … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 3

Chadron, NE – Mt. Rushmore, SD – Custer, SD We started today with another breakfast of champions: donuts. Everyone knew everyone at the local donut shop, Daylight Donuts. The service was extremely slow due to friendliness. Without a schedule to … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 2

Denver, CO – Ft. Laramie, WY – Chadron, NE We woke up this morning ready to hit the road. We decided to aim for Mt. Rushmore and see how far we made it. However, before we left civilization behind we … Continue reading

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Great Western Road Trip – Day 1

Chicago, IL – Denver, CO This morning, I kissed Trish and the kitties goodbye and headed off on The Great Western Road Trip with my dad. We decided to skip the most boring parts of the drive and fly to … Continue reading

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