Finally. I got all those little things straightened out and hit the road. I cannot tell you how good it felt. For all those who have wondered W.W.J.D. (what would Jesus drive?) you know there are a wide variety of choices, but this one is my favorite.
I had it repaired locally to replace a burnt out ignition switch and yet another battery. While I was at it, I also had the very old battery cables replaced after I replaced the starter relay myself. I have put a lot of money into it for a poor person but when I cruise around in this thing it seems like it is worth every penny.
I’m hoping to get to a place where I can garage it because the paint and chrome have taken a beating in the harsh Western Slope environment. When I do, I’ll put the chrome outer rings back around the headlights.
So I took off on a tour of the southwest part of Colorado. I had waited for so long, about three and half years, to see what was very close by. I went around and got lost a bit and took pictures. I finally got to Telluride and it is as beautiful as everyone told me. I really liked Durango, too. After looking at the Grand Mesa in my backyard all this time I got up there, as well. I’ll be going back up there in the future.
As I was getting close to home I was interested in seeing what was on the other side of the Uncompaghre plateau. The scenery there is also incredible. There are many “Range Cattle” signs there and I was wondering if I would see any along with the elk and other animals all along the route. Sure enough, I did.
I had to laugh: this is not something I ever remember seeing in California. They looked at me as I looked at them. A minor traffic stand-off, but I waited for them as they crossed the road. All the way around, it was a fun little vacation.
P.S. I had made some jokes about this car, before I bought it, as being known as “Car 63” and NASCAR commentators describing what I was going to do in it. I have new Colorado plates and the first two digits are 6 & 3.