THE LIGHTNING RECAP OF MY 2007 SUMMER TRIP
June 23 through July 8
|Fillmore UT - The County Courthouse and Territorial State House were half a block from my hotel.|
Day 2: Yup, backache. Nicer weather now that I am a little further north and at a little more altitude than yesterday. I get screwed up and miss going through Provo Canyon (I got on 89 instead of 189) and end up going through Salt Lake City proper on I-80. Traffic isn't bad so I don't mind. I make it all the way into Nebraska, stopping in Kimball. I am treated to twenty miles of cold stinging rain at the very end of the ride - wow, the weather is REALLY different in this part of the country!
|The first Pony Express station|
|In the bleachers, the Field of Dreams|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame|
|Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, in southwest Pennsylvania|
Day 7: Ger lets me borrow his shop to change the oil and filter on the new beast, the only maintenance required on this trip. Set off for Lancaster PA to hook up with my pals there.
|Gettysburgh, the Angle. Called the High Water Mark of the Confederacy, here the rebellion broke in blood.|
|Takin' a ride in the Stearman ... what fun!|
|Lancaster PA is Amish Tourist Town!|
Day 11: It's a haul-ass day. I-70 carries me to Warrenton MO, 50 miles west of St Louis. 600 miles. It is STILL hot and humid.
|Sunset in Missouri, and we're gonna set off LOTS of fireworks|
Hey, go check out my sister's blog - she has a great writeup of my visit (much more detail than my lightning recap here, and more photos!)
|Last chance for Guber Burgers.|
Day 14: Sadly I have to head on home to get back to work next Monday, so around midday I say goodbye to my sister & family, then haul ass west, making it to Limon CO an hour after full dark.
|The hazy, hazy skies in Utah were my first tipoff something was wrong.|
Day 16: On the road at sunup, trying to beat the worst of the killerheat across the desert. As it warms up I end up taking two water breaks for every gas stop, but it's working and holding the heatstroke at bay :) I roll into my driveway around 2 pm.
6621 miles and one helluva trip! So, where should I head next? ;)