Time for another photo essay on the Great Trip West. I'm writing to you from the comfort of my brother's pub, the Brewers' Union Local 180 in Oakridge OR, and I'm happy to say that my shiny red car has gotten me this far comfortably, safely and stylishly. I have a few more photos to share today of the second week of the drive WEST, just a brief taste of the many small adventures and long empty roads between Colorado and here.
When we left Durango, the first stop was one of my long-time dreams...Mesa Verde National Park. Whoa, this was as cool as I had expected. I love thinking about what it must have been like to live in these cliff houses.
Then I ventured out on my own for a few days. Had another dream-come-true by visiting Donner Pass, where I ate a twix bar. Here a photo of the pass from Donner Lake, you can see why those poor souls with their wagon trains in the snow were unable to get over that wall of rock.