Sunday, July 3, 2011

2011 Western Trip Recap

Before I start:

Liebe Marcel, Michaela, Isabella, und Francesca
Willkommen zu Hause.
Ihre Reise ist vorbei, aber die Erinnerungen und unsere Freundschaft für immer.

Now for the task at hand:

Time to put a fork in it....  it's over.
(for now)

The route

We had the greatest time...

49 Nights - 28 Campsites
10,515 Miles Traveled
23 States Visited 
13 National Parks
7 State Parks
839 gal of diesel fuel - 12.5 mpg

Deer, Mule Deer, Armadillo, Bison, Grizzly Bear, Elk, Moose, Doodles (many of them)

Highest point:  12,183' Trail Ridge Rd. Colorado
Lowest Temp...29 degrees Sequioa NP
Highest Temp...  102 degrees Palo Duro Canyon Texas.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to write us or leave comments.  They are really appreciated more than you know.   It's a lot of work doing the blog and your emails and comments are what lets me know it is being enjoyed and worth the work.  It's the fuel that powers the blog....
(if you haven't yet sent us a hello....  it's not too late!)

Special thanks to Michelle... not a day went by without an email from you.  We've named you "Old Faithful"  (not that you are old....  Just Faithful )

Extra special thanks to Hayden

Your technical advice over the years has freed me from the chains of wired internet, allowed me to work from the road,  and opened up a whole world of possibilities.  Indeed this very trip - taken at this point in time - would not have been possible without your prior help.  Thanks so much.

Now its time to shift gears and get into salt water mode.  Time to clean up ei' Lean and start posting some nautical blogs while I also start planning next years adventure.

I hear Alaska is nice this time of year.....


  1. Although I did not comment as much as I should have I just want you to know I really enjoyed your blog and pictures VERY much, I looked forward to them each day and I can vouch that Alaska is nice this time of year!!!! Kim

  2. This hs been a great trip and we have enjoyed the ride and the photography. I need to review some missed posts as we were offshore Bermuda to MD but now we are living aboard ip35 and will have time o review. I would love to rent your rig and do the same trip. Great plan, well executed. Thanks again for the blog....loved it.


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