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Today we knew exactly what we wanted to do....drive Independence Pass!! Sarah and Josh had told us how awesome it was so we just had to find out for ourselves!
Independence Pass is only open in the summer so would be closed soon...if you look it up I'm sure it will show you the route but it basically takes you down through Minturn, then through Leadville (the highest city in ...
... with a few parts that you have to be on the highway but mainly on the trail. We think it would make a pretty nice bike ride....if only we had bikes.
I cooked dinner whilst Darren drew then we did Laundry here for the first time...we are on the 2nd floor and the Laundry is 2 floors down so not too far. We also made a quick trip to get some playing cards as we still had no WIFI...the evening was spent betting M&M's on games of Rummy. Kind of nice not to have technology ...
... be our normal drive to work....I'm sure it will take longer in the snow, but still not too bad.
The next few hours we spent walking around everywhere and just enjoying the beautiful colours...we struggled to get good pictures as there were always cables or something man made in the way so we started to drive back up the road towards piney lake (we did this drive last time and camped out). We only ...
I have finally reached the point where I can just relax around a swimming pool. I know quite silly to arrive at this but the last six weeks have been amazingly fantastic but really intense. It is nice as well to have time with my friends in Boulder.
I will not have made it without Theo as he mentionned on FB, 40 days, 10 000 miles, 25 states and al least 12 National parks.
... point was the list of deceased classmates. Getting close to more dead than alive for my class reunions. Yikes!
Enough of the reflections beyond Alaska, and back to the burning question from my last blog: Knowing what we know now, would we drive 6,500 miles, ferry 2,500 miles for an Alaskan adventure trip? "Damn right we would." Exceeded expectations...the adventure of a life time...last American frontier...incredible scenery...the friendliest ...