We really powered through our miles on the road once we left Kansas City (such a clean city, btw). But, Kansas and Colorado are some seriously BIG states. The ride was beautiful but as the sun was setting, taking the windy road trip through Gunnison National Forest wasn't going to happen. The deer in that part of the US are huge, like twice the size of NJ deer (and as Bobby said, "As big as our Subaru.") Setting up "camp" (definitely a comfy hotel) in the sweet and welcoming town of Gunnison, CO was the best idea. When we woke in the morning, this is what we saw out of our window:
We cruised into Telluride to meet up with Kristie & Jeff (The "Bis" Bisbee). The only way to describe Telluride is that it is the type of town where you immediately become a part of the fabric of the city. Instantly you are able to get a feel for the geography, the best watering hole, and where you plan to grab breakfast in the morning. We had a fantastic time and spent the day snowboarding.
After a night of welcome hospitality, we hit the road from Colorado bound for Utah.
Telluride, CO to Tahoe, CA is 15 1/2 hours...
While the plan was to log some serious miles and stay over in Elko or Reno, Nevada BUT these road warriors (geeks) were listening to a book on tape that was almost done. (Gone Girl if anyone is curious). We powered through the last hour and made to Tahoe just before midnight for the "shred wedding" extravaganza of Craig & Bee!