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Old 08-16-2005, 09:53 PM   #15
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Wes,

Rocky Mountain National Park was beautiful...

It's a ways from Denver, but you can camp there, only lower in the park. The park from end to end is about 45 miles or so. The highest point is just above 12,000 ft. There is a Visitors center (Alpine) at 10,500+. Awesome view from many locations. There is a nice big lake at the south entrance, boating, etc...
Tons of hiking trails everywhere. And of course lots of fishing.

If you are going to be in the Denver area or you are planning on going there I would highly recommend it. Only keep the trailer down lower in the park, you DO NOT want to pull it all the way thru...

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That sounds beautiful Clark........I'll heed the advice about not pulling the coach through.......don't want to pull a Desi and Lucy.

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:11 PM   #17
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Hey guys,

I'm dead tired after the last two days of driving.

I'll catch ya all tomorrow...

TOOOOOOOO much fun tonight!!!

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Old 08-16-2005, 10:14 PM   #18
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Clarkie Baby:

Yeah...too much fun!

See ya tomorrow...OK?
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:05 AM   #20
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So here's the final numbers on the mileage and fuel costs for my recent trip....

Total miles: 4376
Total gallons of fuel: 310
Average MPG: 14.11


Total Fuel Costs: $864.83 (approx since I can't find one slip)

10 days with my daughter and son in law: PRICELESS

The things we won't do for our kids.....


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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">...I did drive entirely through Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday, what a beautiful place. Highest point was at just over 12,000 ft. ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Clark,
Reading stuff like that and i almost want to just hit the road for a month or two.
And 14-15 MPG sounds great.
So you gave your new TowBoss (we're not calling them F350's anymore I see ) a healthy trial. Any differences between it and your last workbeast?

Good to see you safely back buddy! (As you can see, people have been staying busy here as well. )
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The things we won't do for our kids..... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ahh,but ain't it a good thing! That life long commitment is about the best legasy we could hope for. Glad to see you back Clark. Safely!! Your special Angel was working overtime for sure.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">CLARK: quote: The things we won't do for our kids..... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

excellent point

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<span class="ev_code_PURPLE">Hover: what i was trying to sneak out of Clark without him knowing, was ... it sounds to me like he was having a ton of fun on that trip driving his new truck. Knowing him, I know he ranks high amongst the Best of Dads, but was this truly a 'Dad' trip, or a 'Drive Truck' trip? </span>
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Mike,

I really like the new Tow Boss... it runs very smoothly, and is much quieter on the road. It pulls hill effortlessly with a trailer attached. And set the cruise and just steer. Old red ran the roads great also. I always knew it would get me anywhere I wanted to go and it pulled like a mother... The new TB feels quicker when you get on the throttle and into the boost, it should be because of the increased horsepower and taller gearing. But on a negative side, it does have some turbo lag and it just doesn't seem to have the torque of old red. I really think the biggest difference is the engine noise or lack of it. It is suprisingly quiet, almost gasser like at speed. In face you can really hear the turbo over the motor, something I couldn't hear with old red.

But I am VERY pleased with the mileage, one tank we averaged 60-65mph and I got over 15 mpg. I did not see that with old red, so there must be a little difference between the two motors.

Otherwise I'm very pleased and happy with the new TB. There is a comfort level knowing that I again have a warrenty covering breakage if something happens.

And Mike, I could have easily stayed out another month. Even though the primary reason of this trip was to move Kyla, I did do some site seeing on the way. I went to the Big Hole Nat Battlefield, Little Bighorn Nat Battlefield, Ft. Laramie Nat Historic Site, Scotts Bluff Nat Monument, Chimney Rock Nat Historic Site, Homestead Nat Monument Of America, Rocky Mountain Nat Park, Colorado Nat Mounment, Kolab Canyon of Zion Nat Park, and Mojave nat Preserve.

All of these places were either on the way there or on the way back home.

I have a goal to go to all the National Park Service parks, sites, monuments, etc... sometime in my life.

But it is good to be home...

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Crime Pays:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by C.CARNEY:
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Well have to get together for a cold one...



Clark </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Anytime Clark anytime... heck whats Diirk doin lets all have a cold one. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm in guys, just let me know when.
BTW: Glad you had a good trip Clark.
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