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Old 09-11-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Ed on an Anniversary ride

This is just a quick trip report to point to when people ask what I did on our anniversary.

Leshia and I were married on Memorial day weekend 28 years ago. We decided to go to Las Vegas to celebrate so she gets a plane ticket and I take off a few days prior to pick her up at the airport there.

It worked out real well. I got in a nice long ride and we both got to enjoy what Las Vegas has to offer. As a bonus we did not have to rent a car since I brought transportation with me.



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I am blasting across Kansas and came across this on a gas stop. Those that know me know why I take these pictures.




Then it was just long straight roads but I got in a pretty good day.



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Here is a next morning picture of the cool camping spot I found.



Then it was more long roads in open country. Very beautiful.









When traveling by motorcycle I am a sucker for historical markers. There was one pointing down a gravel road that took me to Fort Wallace Cemetery. Interesting history there.







There were a lot of this type marker. I could spend a hour or two reading them.







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These big open roads tempt a person to open it up a bit. Sometimes a bit too much.



I kept my promise and slowed it down through the rest of Colorado but it wasn't easy.

The Rockys come into view.



I finally made it into the mountains.



I had never been to Mesa Verde and the Cliff Dweller ruins so I decided this was a good time to stop. Tax payers have spent a ton of money making this area accessible to the public. It was worth it. Try to get there sometime.













That was just a few of the pics from this area. I think you could spend most of a day here.
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The access road in and out of Mesa Verde is full of scenic vistas and stunning views. It was getting pretty dark so my pictures suck. Trust me it's really cool.




I rolled into Cortez and set my tent up on an abandoned state truck scale. A great day in the saddle.

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Old 09-11-2010, 05:46 PM   #6
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I got up the next morning to a before daylight breakfast and headed for Four Corners.









The Four Corners Monument









I circled it with my bike so I could be sure to add all those states to the ones I have visited on the V-Strom.

The local Indians set up shop to sell trinkets to tourists. The dog was friendly.

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