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Beautiful Colorado…careful driving and looking

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 08-09-2015


Reprint from Pete Hester Facebook page, 9/7/15

One of our lovely, late model cousins, Stacy Bonner posts pictures of the beautiful state of Colorado from time to time, a lot of mountain scenes that are beautiful. I wondered if you folks know that there are 77 mountain peaks over 14,000 feet in the state of Colorado and two additional peaks at 13,960….More than any other state in the lower 48. Now, I don’t know about Alaska and how many peaks over 14,000 feet they might have, but Colorado is something to look at, except if you are driving….A lady I know, who shall remain nameless. went with me from Carlsbad, NM to Grand Junction, Co years ago on a sales call. I drove up through Farmington, NM to Durango to Silverton to Ouray to Grand Junction. Co….in late May….I was driving as slow as possible to be able to get over the mountains and this lady kept letting me know, in no uncertain terms that I was driving too fast…Once is Grand Junction she begged me to fly her back to Carlsbad saying she could not stand another mile over mountain roads. Well, heck, I was going back in a couple of days and felt it was unnecessary to go to that much expense, so I did not. On the return trip home, guess what……blizzard conditions up on the mountains….I could have walked fasted than I was driving. This lady was praying, out loud and I heard her promise the Lord that if she arrived back to Carlsbad safely, she would never, I say, never take another road trip over any mountainous road. She did make it and to my knowledge has never made another such trip by car. Anyway, Colorado is really pretty….but if you don’t like curves, I mean, you see brake light up ahead then realize they are yours, you might want to reconsider the trip.

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I don’t like curvy, mountainous roads either. I am just happy that most of my time in New Mexico was spent without a car, so I didn’t have to worry about them very much. When we did go mountain driving, we had a competent native New Mexican driver in whom we had confidence. If you like narrow, curvy roads, just come to Arkansas where the roads are narrow, curvy, and mostly flat (at least flat compared to the Rockies).

You are correct on the narrow and curvy roads in Arkansas….But they do seem to be getting better the last couple of times I have driven them..

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