RIP Bandit

Ain’t that some shit? ¬†Burt Reynolds was a man’s man, a ladie’s heart-throb and a true mustache ambassador. ¬†His talent, charm and smile will be missed by all. ¬†Cheers to you Bandit ūüćĽ

Well we made it into Breckenridge, but not without some sad news. ¬†The CRUI5ER took a big hit. ¬†You see, the drive up the 70, from Grand Junction to Breck, is not to be missed. ¬†You don’t sit in the car and read a book, look at a map, play games on your phone or take a nap. ¬†You stare outside the window and marvel at the beauty before you. ¬†It’s only 3 hrs (going at RV speed), but it goes by in minutes. ¬†Rudy asked to take the Landcruiser and drive it, instead of us towing it. ¬†To be honest, I was so jealous. ¬†What a perfect truck for the drive.

Well, by absolutely no fault of his, we had a major malfunction. ¬†It wasn’t until we pulled into our RV site, did we notice oil EVERYWHERE, from under the Cruiser. ¬†As it turns out, the oil pressure going over that 10,662 mountain pass, was just too much for that 47 year old rear main seal. ¬†Thar she blows! ¬†The best news it that (so far), no damage was done to the engine. ¬†It turns over and runs. ¬†But there is little-to-no oil left in it.

I’m currently working on getting replacement parts shipped overnight to the Foss Toyota in Casper, WY, where we’ll kick around for a couple days to see if everything gets taken care or. ¬†We’re optimistic that things will work out OK.

So about Breck. ¬†Gorgeous. ¬†The Historic District, which basically is all of downtown, is a shoppers heaven. ¬†Boutique stores, alpine gear, cheese mongers, craft distilleries, french bakery and plenty of restaurants to fill your belly. ¬†You could spend a very long day, just lingering through it all. ¬†It’s a very dog friendly town and for the most part, people friendly too. ¬†We’ve seen the occasional “I’m a local and you’re a tourist” attitude, but you get that anywhere. ¬†Water off a ducks back.

Working from the road is what it is. ¬†We’ve got all of the technology we need to keep the biz operating, but it’s nothing compared to having the right people back home, who are actually running things. ¬†Those guys are the absolute best.

So, the whole “four dog” thing. ¬†Under normal circumstance, it’s not an issue or consideration. ¬†Having two dogs at 16 years old, just means a change in our daily routines. ¬†No big deal. ¬†Dogs are wonderful and they follow the lead of their owners. ¬†If you are neurotic and uptight, they will be. ¬†If you are mean and abusive, they will be, if you are fun and easy going, they will be. ¬†Regardless of the age of our fur babies, all they want to do is chill and be by your side. ¬†If loving up on you is a “bad habit”, then I don’t want them to be right. ¬†

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