"Well, today was the best yet! Not a lick of trouble. But first, I must confess that I forgot something yesterday. With all of Ted's issues, I forgot that late on Sunday my starter began sounding like a threshing machine. We only had to start it twice that way before I removed it at the Motel. A starter bolt was backing out, we guess because a hole was stripped. A new Bendix has cured the problem and yesterday and today were trouble free!
The weather forecast was much too pessimistic, as the day started with no clouds in sight. The trip over the top was something else, as you spend 11 miles over the tree line at 11,000 ft. We saw much wildlife and took a 1/2 mile walk at about 12,000 ft, We are now staying in Estes Park at a very neat Inn in the heart of town. We had planned to drive to the lake to see the fireworks, but have been told it will take 1-2 hrs to return. At this point, we just plan to make a hike up the hill and look at them from here.
Hope all went well with the A/C installation party and the club parade. We do miss not being able to help and attend. Off to the flatlands tomorrow. "
~Susan and Dave
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Advance scouts - day 4
Here is the latest email from Dave and Susan out there in Colorado.