CALIFORNIA TO OHIO SIGHT SEEING WITH BROTHER JOHN SLAGLE
                                                                                                 OCTOBER 9-20, 2013

1- Odometer showing 41.1 MPG during current tank of gas in Nevada.  Odometer never exceeded 40 MPG again until we hit the state of Arizona on the driveback from Ohio.
Odometer
2- Sign showing Hickman Bridge Trail in
Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.
Sign

3- Start of Rim Overlook trail in Capitol Reef
National Park per map on sign in prior picture.
Trail
3- Start of Rim Overlook trail in Capitol Reef
National Park per map on sign in picture 2.
Reef

4- Rock formations in Capitol Reef National Park.  Rock formation called Navajo Dome.
vIEW


5- Rocks in Capitol Reef National Park.
5- Rocks in Capitol Reef National Park.
Rocks
6- View from roadside.
Rock
7- John in front of Capitol Reef National Park
Visitor Center.  This national park is narrow but
100 miles long.
VisitorCtr
8- Navajo Dome sign in Capitol Reef National
Park in Utah.
Dome
9- Nelson in front of eye in rock
formation.
Eye
10- Eye in rock formation in Capitol Reef National
Park.
Eye
11- Eye in rock formation in Arches
National Park.
Opening
12- Nelson and John with Utah mountains in
background.
JOhn
13- Red rock in Capitol National Park
in Utah.  John taking picture.
NatlPk

14- Red rock in Capitol National Park
in Utah.
Rock
15- Shelter in front of rocks.
rocks


16- Capitol Gorge in Capitol Reef National Park.
Gorge

17- Terrain turned to Gray.
FromCar


18- Moab Fault Sign just west of Arches
National Park in Utah.
Fault
19- M
rock
20- Rock formations in Arches National Park.Rock

21- Park Ave Trail Sign.  We took this
1.6 mile hike.
Sign
22- Hiking Trail.
rock
23- Park Avenue sign
Rocks
24- Park Avenue rocks
Trail
25- Rock formation long distance away.
Desert
26- More red rock.
rock
27- Rock formations.
fORMATIONS
28- Balancing rock in Archers National Park.
rock
29- More rock formations.
formations
30- Sign on balanced rock.
Sign
31- Landmraks on the landscape sign.
sIGN
32- Rock formations shown on previous picture
# 31.
Previous
33- View of rock formation, miles away.
MIles
34- Delicate Arc Sign
sIGN

35- Arc
Arch
36- Nelson and John with Arc in background.Arch
37- Nelson and 3 tourists on hike to Arc.
Tourists
38- Skyline Arch described in picture 39.Rock
39- Skyline Arch sign.
Arch
40- More rock formations
FORMATIONS


41- Thriving in the desert sign.
Desert

42- How arches are formed sign.
Sign
43- Rock formation.
Scene
44- Slag beside Super 8 sign in Grand Juncion, Colorado.  We started in style as we stayed in a Super 8 Motel our first two nights.  On the day, October 10th, we drove 402 miles through Utah.   Between us we were on
the road for 12 hours and spent $.35.  For lunch we
ate the half of our subway sandwiches purchased the
day before.  Our $.35 expenditures was me buying
a postcard.
8Motel
45- John taking in the view during our 2
hikes totaling 3/4 mile in Colorado National
Monument.
Hike
46- Nelson at view point on hike.
hike
47- Another view during our hike.
On hike
48- Exhibit in visitor center of Colorado
National Monument describing eroision.
Sign
49- Sports Authority Field, home of the Denver Broncos.  Was constructed in 2000 right next to the
old mile high stadium.  It was so close that they had
to take Mile High Stadium down brick by brick.  To
close to dynamite.  As a fund raiser they sold a pair
of seats from Mile High Stadium for $180.
Field
50- Sports Authority Field from further away. Stadium
holds 78,765 exactly 2 more than Mile High Stadium.
They have a jail cell in the stadium for fans getting
drunk or arrested.  Cheapest ticket for a game is $49.
95% of seats are for season ticket holders.  The wait
list for a season ticket is 20 years.
Stadium

51- Sports Authority Field
Statues
52- Close-up of Sports Authority Field sign.
CloseUp
53- Each year about five athletes are
inducted into the Hall of Fame.  The is
the class of 1999 when John Elway was
inducted.
Sign
54- 1998 Hall of Fame Inductees
including basketball gread Dan
Isssel.
Hall
55- The Bronco stadium had a nice Hall
of Fame area with many famous Colorado
athletes inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Below is Babe Didrickson.
HF
56- John Elway, Hall of Fame.
HF

57- Floyd Little, Hall of Fame.
Little
58-  Jack Dempsey, Hall of Fame.
Demsey
59- Bill, Toomey, Hall of Fame and Nelson
HF
60- Billy Kidd, Hall of Fame with John and Nelson.
Kidd
61- Display of many pictures.
Pictures
62- View of Bronco field from Box.  There are some-
thing like 130 boxes some leased game to game and
some for a season.  You can lease a box for a week for
20 people for $14,000 and for 60 people for $24,000.
Food is extra.

Box
63- Box taken from firsts row of
seats.
Box
64- View of area in front of Sports Authority Stadium
taken from 2nd floor of the stadium.
2nd Floor
65- Picture of locker room.
Room
66- Field from tunnel exit that players
come through on way to playing field.
Tunnel
67- Nelson with playing field in background.
field
68- Front of Coors Field, home of the Colorado
Rockies.  Tickets for seniors for a tour of Coors Field
and Sports Authority Filed were $6 a piece.
Field
69- A closer view of the front of Coors
Field with John taking a picture.
Closer
70- Close shot of Coors Field entrance.
Closest
71- Front of Coors Field with statute of
a baseball player.
Front
72- Close-up of statute of a baseball
player in front of Coors Field Stadium.
FRont
73- Coors field looking toward center field  from behind home plate.
HOmePlate
74- Right field from behind home plate.
Field
75- Downtown Denver skyline from
Coors field.
Skyline
76- Tour guide for Coors Field is on the right.  John
is in middle in brown slacks.  Tour guide was close
friends to the wife of our Sports Authority Field's tour guide.
Guide
77- Another view of center field from behind home
plate.
Field
78- Nelson poses with Michigan fan also
on the Coors Field tour.
fan
79- Nelson poses with statute of Mickey Mouse
Minnie

80- Colorado locker room.
room



81- Mr. Hatten, Nelson and 6'4"
Hatten.  The 6'4" freshman will start
on his high school team in basket-
ball and 1B or CF in baseball.  His
dad played a lot of sports and his
dad's cousin was Joe Hatten who
pitched for 3 years with the Dodgers
starting in 1947, Jackie Robinson's
rookie year.
Grader
82- John and Nelson on Coors Field.
NelsonField
83- John and Nelson in the dugout.
NelsonDugout
84- First sign of fall on the outskirts
of Denver.
Tree
85- Nelson with 6'4" 9th grader from
Nashville, Tennessee.  He is projected
to reach 6'8".  He is expected to play
varsity basketball and baseball as a
freshman.  His father (person to left)
 is a cousin ofJoe Hatten who played
for the Dodgersfor about 3 years and
the Cubs for two years.  We met on
tour.

GraderHatten
85- Nelson with Michigan alumni at Coors
field.
Alum

85- John on laptop in Motel.  John and I were often on our computers in evenings catching up on e-mail and trip reports while watching the World Series or football games.  We also had Sirius XM radio thus were often listening to games while traveling.
Computer
86- First glimpse of Crazy Horse.  You buy
an $11 ticket to get in the park and a $4 tour
 ticket at the visitor center which is a huge
museum on Crazy Horse.  This was first
stop on the tour bus to view Crazy Horse. 
Horse
87- Another view of Crazy Horse.  They have  8 men working full time on the project and expect it another 150 years to complete!  It will be 651 feet high, 6 feet higher than the Washington Monument.
Trees
88- Another view looking directly at the face.  Crazy
Horse was an Indian Chief around 1870 and he and
his horse are being carved in the South Dakota
mountains about 20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore.
Three
89- John and Nelson with Crazy Horse
in the background.
NelsonCH
90- Welcome Exhibit in Museum. 
Exhibit