Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Last Night

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Another Day in Paradise

Mosquito Pass

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Mosquito Pass is the highest open mountain pass in the United States. There are passes that are higher, but they are one way access; once you get there, you have to go back the same way you came. Mosquito Pass tops out at 13,185 feet above sea level. This is higher than many of the mountain peaks in Colorado and only 815 feet away from being on par with some of the 14,000 foot peaks that people climb within the state. This is not a hard 4WD pass, but there are parts that need good ground clearance and quite a lot of ascent/decent will be fairly steep. You won't be traveling fast - 3 to 8 miles per hour once you head up the pass, and you'll spend a lot of time in low gears.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

What a Day

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We made it to about 12,700 feet.

The views were amazing.

The mountain goats did not seem to mind that we were trespassing into their territory.

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I really was trying to hold the camera steady.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Two of Us


This is my great friend B! What a team!

Jeff on His Own

I thought I was busy, but look what Jeff was doing while I was off bowling!


Sunday, September 14, 2008

Day Two

Well, my great team of M, B and A finished first in the fourth flight. After a bad first day we had a tremendous second day. Look at that red bowl sooooo close to the jack.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Let's Look Forward to Tomorrow


We really look like we understand what is going on. That is me with my good friend M. She is the boss of the game. I am trying to learn soemthing.


It is our head! Look at the placement! Grand!




Talking nice to the bowls helps.




Opening

Americans try to have some dignity and invite the piper toplay at the opening ceremony....then there are a few of us who leave their dignity at home. What is under that kilt?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Separate Roads



Friday we are off in different directions...but will meet up soon.

Linda is going to San Franciso to the US National Open Lawn Bowling Tournament. Jeff is off to fish in Colorado.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

US Open Lawn Bowling Tournament 2008












"Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing." Phil Jackson




Well, iarrived in Oakland! I had never flown SW before. "OPEN SEATING" I hadn't checked in online so i was 107th to board. Needless to say seating was at a premium by then. Kept my eyes peeled for any middle seat that did not have flesh from the other two seats pouring over the armrests. Yeah! I found one. Met my friend B and we made our way to the event headquarts, picked up our party bags and then off to practice.















































































































































Travels With Jeff and Linda



"Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey. " Pat Conroy

We will be off on more journeys. Please join us on our adventures.