Antique Engines and Old Iron
[Home] - [HELP] - [Forums] - [Library] - [Photo Gallery] - [Groups] - [Classified Ads] - [Subscribe] - [Links] - [Books] - [Sponsors] -

Go Back   SmokStak > SmokStak® General Discussion > Off Roading & Travel
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Notices

Off Roading & Travel Jeeps, back country 4X4, mountains, power plants, ghost towns and underground mining.

Off Roading & Travel

Silverton to Ouray, Colorado + Imogene & Black Bear


this thread has 24 replies and has been viewed 2843 times

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 09-28-2018, 12:06:01 PM
Kirk Taylor Kirk Taylor is offline
Registered-II
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Bedford, PA
Posts: 794
Thanks: 0
Thanked 508 Times in 290 Posts
Default Re: Silverton to Ouray, Colorado + Imogene & Black Bear

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harry View Post
After 50 years of Western travel and vacation camping with everything from a Hemi Charger and little Scotty trailer, a Jeep CJ5 and a crank-up Tent Camper, a truck camper, two Class-C motorhomes and three Class-A motorhomes, we have retired from this mode of camping travel.

We can say that we did it, but I want you to know that if you ever get out of your hometown or backyard at all, put Southwest Colorado on your bucket list! All of Colorado is wonderful, but our visits to Southwest Colorado will be top in our memories.

We enjoyed rock collecting and rock shops, photography, hiking, antique shopping and engine shows. Over the years, people have changed and businesses have come and gone, but it seemed that there was always something to keep us entertained and occupied. Now our memories are enhanced by our many slides, photos and movies, some of which are on 8mm and need to be transferred to new technology.
We just got back from Colorado the weekend before last. Brother and I took Mom out to see the sights. She isn't able to do the rougher stuff anymore, so we stuck to the easier passes. Besides, the Ford Explorer we rented definitely wasn't up to the task. The aspens turned several weeks early this year making for some incredible landscapes.

Kirk
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #22  
Old 09-28-2018, 06:58:52 PM
Elden DuRand's Avatar
Elden DuRand Elden DuRand is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Port St. Joe, Florida, USA
Posts: 7,822
Thanks: 13,038
Thanked 7,809 Times in 2,959 Posts
Images: 11
Default Re: Silverton to Ouray, Colorado + Imogene & Black Bear

Harry:

In the last few years, we haven't been able to go out west due to “stuff” happening.

We do hope to take a few more trips out to the mountains but, again, not this year. I'm due for an aortic valve replacement in the middle of October.

Maybe next year.

We hope.
__________________

Take care - Elden
http://www.eldensengines.com
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-28-2018, 07:25:21 PM
Harry's Avatar
Harry Harry is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sarasota, Florida USA
Posts: 6,351
Thanks: 485
Thanked 12,092 Times in 2,084 Posts
Images: 312
Default Re: Silverton to Ouray, Colorado + Imogene & Black Bear

Quote:
Originally Posted by Elden DuRand View Post
I'm due for an aortic valve replacement in the middle of October.
Wow! Watch out for that anesthesiologist. My brother went through that a few years back.
__________________
-- Harry Engines Ignitions Videos Photos
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Harry For This Post:
  #24  
Old 09-28-2018, 09:19:33 PM
PFT's Avatar
PFT PFT is online now
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Johnstown, Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,099
Thanks: 1,541
Thanked 784 Times in 361 Posts
Images: 31
Default Re: Silverton to Ouray, Colorado + Imogene & Black Bear

Eldon, if you do make it out here next year, let us know you are coming and we'll make sure we have a room or two ready for you. I want to get to Durango for the train ride next summer, would be neat to do it together.
PT
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-29-2018, 06:24:01 AM
Elden DuRand's Avatar
Elden DuRand Elden DuRand is offline
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Port St. Joe, Florida, USA
Posts: 7,822
Thanks: 13,038
Thanked 7,809 Times in 2,959 Posts
Images: 11
Default Re: Silverton to Ouray, Colorado + Imogene & Black Bear

Harry:

I will watch out for the anesthesiologist but am more concerned about the grim looking guy in the blood spattered butcher's apron who's revving the chainsaw.

So far, the worst part of this whole thing is the waiting. I just want to get this done so I can either get on with the rehab or get underground. (I hope for the former).
__________________

Take care - Elden
http://www.eldensengines.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

F o r u m Jump

Similar Threads Chosen at Random
Thread Thread Starter F o r u m Replies Last Post
Black Bear? Reed Engine Oil Field Engines & Related Equipment 9 12-26-2012 10:05:07 PM
Durango Silverton - Colorado Harry Steam Stationary Engines, Traction Engines, Steam Boats 3 10-12-2010 09:28:03 AM
Ouray Colorado Hydro Plant 2004 Harry Off Roading & Travel 3 03-09-2007 12:03:47 PM
25 HP Black Bear Tom Weatherford Oil Field Engines & Related Equipment 1 04-17-2006 12:01:25 AM
Black Bear comes Alive Pix Craig Prucha Antique Engine Archives 0 03-21-2004 09:29:53 AM


Use "Ctrl" mouse wheel to change screen size.
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38:33 AM.

Smokstak and Enginads site search!


All use is subject to our TERMS OF SERVICE
SMOKSTAK® is a Registered Trade Mark - A Community of Antique Engine Enthusiasts
Copyright © 2000 - 2016 by Harry Matthews P.O. Box 5612 - Sarasota, FL 34277