Well Folks, it’s been over a week and the Jeep is still not fixed! !!! Most people would be really bummed out.
However, we have been blessed with a string of the most beautiful days. Highs in the sixties sunny, lows in the forties, and some of the most stunning scenery you’ll ever experience!
We rented a car and returned to Kansas the next day and picked up the rest of our stuff, since we had a feeling it might take longer than we were told And we were right !!!
Even thougth we have not had the Jeep, we still had our bicycles, and our motorcycles. We have ridden our bicycles down from Copper Mtn to Frisco and Dillon. Taken a couple of motorcycle rides around the area. Even went over to Vail, a short but freakin excellent ride. We were surprised to find the Go Pro Mountain Games going on. Some really cool events like rafti racing, Slack line competition, and some really great dogs leaping into the water and fetching !!
So tomorrow we are off to Salida, cool town to visit, and the next day we will ride up Pikes Peak. Can’t believe we haven’t done that !!!
Anyway, we are hoping the Jeep will be ready this week. Since we have some great friends visiting, It would be nice to have a car to pick them up at the airport. Thier luggage would not fit on our Harleys !!! Continue reading “Out West Again * To Beautiful to be Bummed”
Out West Again !! Trouble in Paradise
After we got loaded up, We were able to get going the next morning. Our plan was to get about half way to Copper Mtn spend the night and drive in on Wednesday. However, our Jeep had other plans !!!
When we were trying to decide where we would stop for the night, our trusty Jeep started to ride very rough. After a few minutes later the engine light came on and started to blink ( Not Good ). Luckily there was a town not to far up the road with a Jeep dealer. We pulled in and went to the dealer to have the Jeep checked out.
After we got to the dealer we received some bad news, they could not see us until the next day ! So we decided to find a hotel and hope that our luck would change the next day. Well, the next day, the bad news got worse .
We found out that the there was a serious problem with the jeep and that it would be out of service for at least a week. No way we could stay in this small town for that long a time. Our Condo in Copper Mtn was waiting so we had to come up with a Plan B ASAP !!!
We tried to rent something that could tow our trailer but since we were in central Kansas there were no good options. What in the heck are we gonna do ?? Well, we did have our motorcycles in the trailer and had luggage to carry a enough stuff to get us through a few days in Copper Mtn. The weather looked great for the next day, so we unloaded our bikes , dropped the jeep and trailer at the dealership and left early in the morning for our Colorado destination.
It was a great ride, especially when we got up into the Rockies, more beautiful than I remember !!!!
Rode up to our condo in the late afternoon, got our keys, unloaded our bikes and just sacked out for the rest of the day.
TO BE CONTINUED ……..
Ever since I saw the movie Mutiny on the Bounty, I have wanted to visit the South Sea islands !! Plush green islands scattered on a beautiful blue liquid pallet. Small dots of paradise just waiting for me to discover and this fall I will get my chance.
My wife and I are going to be stopping off in Tahiti and Bora Bora, on our way to New Zealand and Australia, later this year. We were desperately looking for an excuse to not have to sit for 13hrs in a cramped airplane and stopping in paradise seemed like a great way to get this done.
We will be staying for about a week and most of the time will be in Bora Bora. I booked an Over the Water Bungalow for our stay !! We will also be staying in Tahiti for 2 nights waiting for our flight to New Zealand. My wife and I plan to just relax and enjoy the surroundings on the island along with some snorkeling and sightseeing.
The plans for what we do in New Zealand and Australia are only in the planning stages. I have the flights and thats about all ! If anyone has any suggestions, Please let me know as this will be our first time in the locations and would like some feedback from you on what to do.
Looking forward to hearing from you and will be updating from time to time as the trip gets closer.
Bye for now,