Thursday, October 30, 2014

Day 5 of vacation

I woke up this morning and went downtown Orange circle and had breakfast with George. Before leaving Ryder was happy to see me as usual. After breakfast we stopped by the hardware store to get a water valve to replace for Granny. George ended up taking me out to Chino airfield where a friend of his has a hanger. In the hanger was a P-51 Mustang that I was allowed to sit in and enjoy. It is a beautiful WWII aircraft that is becoming extinct.

George and I then decided to take a tour of the aircraft museum that is located there. It was an amazing museum and unlike most museums all of the aircraft located in the museum were air worthy and are flown from time to time. After the museum we proceeded back to Granny's to replace the leaky water valve. Granny decided she was going to take the orange beast for a spin, and of course I can't say no to Granny.

George and I went downtown to the last farmers market of the season and had dinner. That concluded the days festivities, I need to get some rest because I was rising early to leave for Las Vegas in hopes of beating the Halloween traffic.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Day 4 of vacation

I got a good nights sleep and woke up and talked with Granny for a bit while giving Ryder some attention. My buddy George ended picking me up and we went and had lunch. A west coast trip would not be complete with out In and Out. From there we made our way to Long Beach to tour the USS Iowa. It was a self guided tour and filled with interesting facts. After the tour we headed to Seal beach to get a nice view of the ocean. While on our way we stopped off and took a peak at a lighthouse. Eventually we made it back to Georges for dinner and home to bed.

Ryder enjoying some attention.

West coast trip isnt complete without In and Out.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day 3 of vacation

I got up and said goodbye to my grandparents. Thank you for the great hospitality. I had a long day on the highway ahead of me with not much to look at. It was a beautiful ride leaving Sedona but that only last about a half hour with traffic. I had 460 miles ahead of  me and I would be hitting L.A. traffic between 4-5pm, rush hour.

Grandma and Grandpa

My trip totals thus far.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Day 2 of vacation.

Well this morning I woke up to a chilly 35 deg outside of Durango. It really made it difficult to get out of my sleeping bag. Once up and moving though it wasn't to bad. My bike was feeling the same way she was slow to start but once warmed up she was ready for another day of adventure. I didn't take many photos today. There wasn't anything that stood out across south west Colorado or north eastern Arizona. Its a lot of desert. I made it to Sedona and had dinner with my grandparents. Time for a good nights sleep because my longest leg of my journey thus far is tomorrow. Sedona to Anaheim, Ca.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Day 1 of vacation.

Today is my first day of vacation. I'm leaving Colorado Springs and heading toward Durango. Ultimately ending up in Southern California and Las Vegas.

The orange beast all loaded and ready to go.

...and I've been ready. 

A couple pics from Hwy 160 on the way to Durango.

...and here's one of the river in downtown Durango.

Camp all set up for the night. Its been one long day.