September 4, 2010

Back at Sea Level

Oi. Altitude gets to me, big time. But headaches notwithstanding, Colorado is spectacular. We did a two day haul over Imogene Pass and Black Bear. The road was carved out of a land made mostly of rock and harsh. Brilliant driving - clinging to the side of a mountain in a Range Rover or an LR4 Land Rover.

Stayed in a haunted hotel - with many sleeping with their lights on. Not me. I crashed hard with a headache, and missed some of the fun and fear. Rumour had it one of the ghostly regulars is a nurse; I would have welcomed her.

I drove with Petrina Gentile of the G&M. I love her. Great journo, awesome person. With Barb Barrett from Land Rover riding with us most of the time, along with the required Land Rover instructor, you can think up some of the names of our truck. I'm trying to think of one I can print here. I can't. Wait. We had tons of candy, so Candy Wagon is okay to print. The girls always, always have the best ride. We had an iPod blaring away, and we sang and sang, very loudly. Our poor instructor.

When the trees become your washroom, you bond rather quickly. Everyone is a gentleman and looks the other way. Well, mostly. Thanks to Rod Cleaver for this...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe there are no comments yet about Lorraine heading behind the bushes to go to the loo. I would be the first but I am probably still in trouble for comments made on the last blog.....

September 04, 2010 4:06 PM  
Blogger DJW said...

Imogene Pass? Is that Imogene Coco's maiden name?

And don't squeeze the charmin!

Really, do you want to trade jobs? The semi-annual quantity survey of the landfill is fast upon us.


September 04, 2010 4:45 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

You stayed in a haunted hotel and went to sleep? AWWW, you're no fun!I'd be up all night with my camera, tape recorder and rat trap. (long story, it worked is all I'm going to say)I can't come up with any rude names for a Land Rover LR4. I must be getting dull!
My faves are Jeep: Just Empty Every Pocket and LOTUS Lots of Trouble, Usually Serious.

September 04, 2010 7:58 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Buzz...It was an LR4 full of women...there were several appellations that emerged.

And, I totally wanted to be haunted. My head was so lousy I would have scared a ghost, I'm sure of it.

September 04, 2010 8:03 PM  
Blogger Webgod Jeff said...

The instructor looks very subdued and hostage like.

September 05, 2010 10:54 AM  
Blogger Nursedude said...

Instructor is outnumbered and has probably figured out a survival strategy. Notice that he is the only one wearing a seat-belt/restraint?

BTW: I notice you're all too polite to mention that our hostess looks like she is peeing standing up. (something my wife says most men haven't mastered yet)

September 06, 2010 8:12 AM  
Blogger Webgod Jeff said...

It's not that I'm too polite, it's just that she has pants on.

September 06, 2010 10:56 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

And that, my friends, is why he's my detail guy.

September 06, 2010 10:59 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Did you get to drive at rally-type speed on the road we can see in the background? I wanna do that!

September 09, 2010 5:03 PM  

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