23 June….headed up to the summit of Cinnamon Pass…really beautiful…other than that I took a shower and had a nice nap when I got back.
24 June….Up at 0730 this morning…beautiful, cool, not a cloud in the sky. Coffee and oatmeal for breakfast. Took a nice walk around the town looking at many old buildings and seeing several small lots for sale. Each would make a nice place for a tiny home. The summers here are great but I don’t think I’d like to be snowed in for months at at time…and I don’t like the cold and hate skiing :).
I’ve been throwing nuts out of the side door and watching the chipmunks scurry around gathering them up. Might not be much fun to others but I enjoy it…nice way to spend an hour or so. The chipmunks are getting accustomed to me and gradually getting closer to the van…pretty neat.
When I walked down to the Coffee Bear Cafe around 0900 they were already out of fresh blueberry muffins…bummer…I had a big piece of carrot cake for a mid morning snack…so good…for and hour or so I sat on a bench and watched panicked people adjusting their mask.
My buddy Bob from Hesperus Co is coming today to spend a couple of days visiting. He wants to see how it is to ride in the buggy over some of the passes….he may be getting a buggy in the future also. He has a beautiful home in the mountains (and a beautiful wife). He and Jane spend time away exploring in a neat Sportsmobile 4×4 camper van.
The Tensor Regulator tires on the back of the buggy are getting pretty worn out…I have a new one as a spare with a matching wheel. I’ll order one new tire, have Brent at Hondaland of Monticello install it, put the new spare I have on one side, then new one I ordered on the other side, and put the best worn one back on the rack as a spare…easy and for now I only buy one new one.
27 June…a little delay with updates as I’ve been having too much fun driving the mountain passes with my buddy Bob. Here’s a few more photos from the past couple of days…enjoy.
It’s a cool rainy day here in Silverton…taking the day off…got the buggy cleaned up a bit, trailer swept out, storage boxes reorganized and cleaned up, and now just chillin watching the rain come down. When I was up on the Abajo’s the other day I installed a security lock on the sliding side door. It’s really easy for someone to pull the crank out window open, reach in, and open the door. To make it a bit more difficult to get in the van I installed one of the Slick Locks. With it in place there is no way to get the sliding door open even if it’s not locked.
You just have to bolt on a plate at the door catch and that’s it.
I’ll install the rear lock when I get done with my ice cream.
Here’s a few photos Bob took.
30 June…took a drive up Maggie Gulch this morning…started out nice but soon degraded to lots of rocks and steep climbs…cool shelf road along the cliff…went down a short spur and got stopped by avalanche debris…other than that not much happening today…got back and loaded the buggy in the trailer…leaving in the morning for Monticello…getting new tires on the rear of the buggy this week…my Apple stock is exploding in value…all good!