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PostPosted: July 19, 2018, 11:32 am 
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Spending the week in the Alberta foothills in Cochrane.
Cruised up highway 1A to Canmore, then highway 1 into Banff


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PostPosted: July 19, 2018, 4:42 pm 
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Looking boo-ti-ful, Perry. Are those ear plugs or speakers you've got on?

My wife thinks I have ear plugs in all the time time. Whenever she asks, I just say, "Huh?"

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: July 19, 2018, 5:30 pm 
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Lonnie-S wrote:
Are those ear plugs or speakers you've got on?

Those are silicone molded earplugs that followed me home from work when I retired.
Lonnie-S wrote:
My wife thinks I have ear plugs in all the time time. Whenever she asks, I just say, "Huh?"

I just say I thought wife was talking to our mini Weiner dog, Fergie

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PostPosted: July 31, 2018, 2:06 am 
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It was hot today, about 85F, so hot that it made sense to drive 45 miles to and from Tim Hortons in Camrose for an Ice Capp, and get some wind through my hair.
Any excuse to drive the 7 :D Sometimes we drive to get bugs on the grill and windshield so we can wash it and drive it again :rofl:
https://youtu.be/w7VyCINyFtQ

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PostPosted: July 31, 2018, 7:57 am 
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horchoha wrote:
It was hot today, about 85F, so hot that it made sense to drive 45 miles to and from Tim Hortons in Camrose for an Ice Capp, and get some wind through my hair.
Sounds like an excellent outing! 85F would be a nice spring day here... And, uhh, Perry... Hair??? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: August 22, 2018, 10:45 pm 
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Took another vacation to break up retirement. Back to the Rocky Mountains. We just love carving the winding pavement through the rock piles. This time there was very much smoke from the fires in British Columbia. Mountain visibility was poor, but the driving was priceless. Some pics.

What is behind us is not before us! (C'mon guys you know what movie that was from! But I didn't tear off the rear view mirror)
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Getting' some wind through the stash, but if you look closely, you will see the smokey ghost mountains in the back ground.
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Smokey Rocky Mountain views........
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PostPosted: August 23, 2018, 6:43 am 
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Cool pictures, Perry! Looks like a good trip.
:cheers:

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So today we did the San Bernardino National Forest cruise. We started out at 985 ft altitude and peaked out at just over 6000 ft altitude. The clouds/smog were below us at the summit. The pictures don’t do the scenes justice because they show no depth. Just under a 95mile cruise all total. The average speed 25-40 mph climbing, descending, and cruising the hill. We started out roasting, at the summit we were chilled, but warmed up as we came back down to earth. But don't get me wrong, we're loving it!
It's just below zero and lightly snowing at home in Alberta. :ack:


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PostPosted: November 7, 2018, 9:33 pm 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om_C72TkEoQ

Some vid if you care to watch, just to prove we were there.

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Very nice, Perry.

That looks like Highway 243 to me. That video ended about 2 miles out from our mountain house. I climbed those 2 mountain peaks on the left as your video was ending. No fancy videos, but I do have proof. :wink:
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There are many more drives to make. Enjoy yourselves.

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:rofl: I love the quick poster "Lonnie was here"
Excellent!

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