Florida Grande Reunion. . .
Trip Start May 10, 2012
43Trip End Jun 22, 2012
The day yesterday was so special we were not sure what to expect today. Well our expectations were again surpassed. You follow the Colorado River for miles and miles through winding roads through the floor of the valley of huge red rock mountains. From our vantage point it is just as spectacular as the Grand Canyon. Along side our coach we can see the white waters of the Colorado River in the Glenwood Canyon with many a raft and waving fans. The roads, both lanes are supported and suspended. We were told this was a very expensive section of highway.
We stop at a rest area in Eagle which was a neat spot along the "Eagle River", go figure
Along this stretch are the famous ski resorts, Arrowhead, Vail, and Copper Mountain. Then we start a climb, and I mean climb, to Shrine Pass and top out at 11,089 ft. At the top is a rest area and it's not for the passengers, it's for the coaches. What a work out for Mr. Ford and speeds of a whooping 25-30 mph for extended periods of time. One tuck was stopped and just couldn't make it. Then while at the rest stop he pulled in and we found out he had lost his antifreeze. We also met two couples from Michigan. Another 40 foot diesel coach towing a big car pulled in and and I asked him how his rig took the steep grade and he was not happy. About the same speed as ours. The thin air is a big issue for both gas and diesel rigs. Then down for a bit and then back up to Vail Pass at 10,603. After that down we go to Silverthorne and make our turn north on our way to Kremmling. Oh so many log, cedar, redwood homes on the hills. And not the small variety. There are also many horse ranches along the Green Mountain Reservoir.
We arrived at Red Mountain RV Park and Connie was on duty with Larry not far away. Snoopy was doing great and the camp fire was a nice end to another great day.