Day 16 (October 15, 2021): Kanab, Utah, to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Arizona; approximately 79 miles. Wow! This is the final day of the tour already. How did we manage to pack so much fun into just 16 days? It’s mainly thanks to Marcus and Mary, who organized everything with a fine eye to details. Today’s … Continue reading The GRAND Finale
Day 15 (October 14, 2021): Bryce Canyon City to Kanab, Utah, approximately 79 miles. Some of our hardier souls got up early enough to visit Cedar Breaks National Monument and even up to the top of Brian’s Head Peak (over 11,300 feet in altitude!) Others of us decided we’d had enough of the altitude, so we … Continue reading Winding Down…
Day 13 (October 12, 2021): Monument Valley, Arizona, to Kanab, Utah approximately 195 miles. AND Day 14 (October 13, 2021): Kanab, Utah, to Bryce Canyon City, Utah approximately 79 miles. I promised you some excitement at the end of the last post… Well, we had a little too much excitement! When we woke up in Monument Valley on October … Continue reading Mother Nature Laughed At Us!
Day 12 (October 11, 2021): Moab to Monument Valley, Utah, approximately 149 miles. We drove a little ways north to see Arches National Park, however the park limits the number of visitors, and by the time we arrived it was already full and we turned around to head south. Our first major photo op was at … Continue reading Highlights from Utah
Day 10 (October 9, 2021): Manitou Springs to Montrose Colorado, approximately 186 miles. The past two days were tour highlights, but we had another special event this morning – crossing the Royal Gorge Bridge. This bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic for several years, but our fearless tour leader Marcus was able to get a permit … Continue reading Heading Back Toward Utah
Day 8 (October 7, 2021): Remain in Manitou Springs, Colorado, approximately 25 miles. Following breakfast at the hotel this morning, we drove a short distance to the new Olympic/Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs. We were a little early, so we all took photos of the parked cars and the front of the museum: Exhibits included simulated sports … Continue reading How High Can We Go?
Day 6 (October 5, 2021): Alamosa to Buena Vista, Colorado, approximately 101 miles. This morning we drove north toward the Rocky Mountains and climbed Poncha Pass with mountains of 9,000 feet in elevation on both sides of us. Several tour members have shared photos of scenery along the way: You can see that as we gained altitude … Continue reading Rocky Mountain High
We interrupt our normal, light chatter about our “Ole Southwest Tour” to give you a first person report of the traffic incident involving two Model A’s and an 18-wheeler. (It’s OK – thankfully, our members and their cars are safe and uninjured.) Janet Christensen reports: She and Mack were coming down the north side of Poncha … Continue reading SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE FROM DAY #6 (October 5, 2021)￼
Day 5 (October 4, 2021): Albuquerque, NM, to Alamosa, CO, approx. 215 mi. This was NOT a good day for the mechanics or for the tow truck driver! The morning started with one vehicle requiring a water pump replacement. Tim had just begun the day’s drive when he was called back to the hotel. Fortunately, Tim had Jay’s tools and spare parts with him, … Continue reading Back to Colorado
Day 3 (October 2, 2021): Durango to Albuquerque, NM; approximately 215 miles This tour is really getting exciting, but our fearless leader Marcus keeps reminding us to “GET GAS!” At times, there are long stretches between gas stations; most of our cars hold only 10 gallons of gas; and you really don’t want to run out of … Continue reading Up, Up, and Away!