|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.
||2- Sign showing
Hickman Bridge Trail in
Capitol Reef National Park in Utah.
3- Start of Rim Overlook trail in Capitol Reef
National Park per map on sign in prior picture.
|3- Start of Rim
Overlook trail in Capitol Reef
National Park per map on sign in picture 2.
|4- Rock formations in
Capitol Reef National Park. Rock formation
called Navajo Dome.
5- Rocks in Capitol Reef National Park.
|5- Rocks in Capitol
Reef National Park.
||6- View from
|7- John in front of
Capitol Reef National Park
Visitor Center. This national park is narrow but
100 miles long.
|8- Navajo Dome sign
in Capitol Reef National
Park in Utah.
|9- Nelson in front of
eye in rock
|10- Eye in rock
formation in Capitol Reef National
|11- Eye in rock
formation in Arches
|12- Nelson and John
with Utah mountains in
|13- Red rock in
Capitol National Park
in Utah. John taking picture.
|14- Red rock in
Capitol National Park
|15- Shelter in front
|16- Capitol Gorge in
Capitol Reef National Park.
||17- Terrain turned to
||18- Moab Fault Sign
just west of Arches
National Park in Utah.
||20- Rock formations
in Arches National Park.
||21- Park Ave Trail
Sign. We took this
1.6 mile hike.
|22- Hiking Trail.
||23- Park Avenue sign
||24- Park Avenue rocks
|25- Rock formation
long distance away.
||26- More red rock.
||27- Rock formations.
|28- Balancing rock in
Archers National Park.
||29- More rock
||30- Sign on balanced
|31- Landmraks on the
||32- Rock formations
shown on previous picture
|33- View of rock
formation, miles away.
|34- Delicate Arc Sign
||36- Nelson and John
with Arc in background.
|37- Nelson and 3
tourists on hike to Arc.
||38- Skyline Arch
described in picture 39.
||39- Skyline Arch
|40- More rock
||41- Thriving in the
||42- How arches are
|43- Rock formation.
||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
|45- John taking in
the view during our 2
hikes totaling 3/4 mile in Colorado National
|46- Nelson at view
point on hike.
||47- Another view
during our hike.
||48- Exhibit in
visitor center of Colorado
National Monument describing eroision.
|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.
|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.
|51- Sports Authority
|52- Close-up of
Sports Authority Field sign.
||53- Each year about
five athletes are
inducted into the Hall of Fame. The is
the class of 1999 when John Elway was
|54- 1998 Hall of Fame
including basketball gread Dan
|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.
|56- John Elway, Hall
||57- Floyd Little,
Hall of Fame.
Dempsey, Hall of Fame.
||59- Bill, Toomey,
Hall of Fame and Nelson
||60- Billy Kidd, Hall
of Fame with John and Nelson.
|61- Display of many
||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.
|63- Box taken from
firsts row of
|64- View of area in
front of Sports Authority Stadium
taken from 2nd floor of the stadium.
|65- Picture of locker
||66- Field from tunnel
exit that players
come through on way to playing field.
|67- Nelson with
playing field in background.
||68- Front of Coors Field, home of the
Rockies. Tickets for seniors for a tour of Coors Field
and Sports Authority Filed were $6 a piece.
|69- A closer view of
the front of Coors
Field with John taking a picture.
|70- Close shot of
Coors Field entrance.
||71- Front of Coors
Field with statute of
a baseball player.
|72- Close-up of
statute of a baseball
player in front of Coors Field Stadium.
|73- Coors field
looking toward center field from behind home
||74- Right field from
behind home plate.
||75- Downtown Denver
|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.
|77- Another view of
center field from behind home
|78- Nelson poses with
Michigan fan also
on the Coors Field tour.
|79- Nelson poses with
statute of Mickey Mouse
||80- Colorado locker
||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
|82- John and Nelson
on Coors Field.
||83- John and Nelson
in the dugout.
||84- First sign of
fall on the outskirts
|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
|85- Nelson with
Michigan alumni at Coors
|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.
||86- First glimpse of
Crazy Horse. You
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.
|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.
|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.
|89- John and Nelson
with Crazy Horse
in the background.
|90- Welcome Exhibit