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Posted 31 October 2014 - 08:34 AM

Not a lot to report today... just a ribbon of four-lane interstate stretching off in the distance.

I've heard about race drivers leading the big race a few laps from the finish hearing all sorts of noises in the car that mess with their minds. I can empathize with this now to a very large extent, as every rattle and vibration I hear seems to me to be a rod bearing going out or worse. LOL!

Thankfully, we had a short run today, just 210 miles to Rawlins, WY, where we stopped for the night.

The water pump is behaving well today; seems greasing it regularly along with the new packing is the trick.

Had a couple of interesting conversations when we stopped at rest areas today. One guy who transports RVs from the world center of manufacturing of such vehicles (Elkhart, IN) walked over for an extended chat about the car. When advised we were headed for Denver today, he suggested we take Route 287 south from Laramie, and bypass Cheyenne. This is a suggestion Paul Murr also posted in the discussion thread, which I saw later. Here's the route:

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I'm just happy to finally be heading south as well as east, as the mornings have gotten noticeably colder in the last few days. Winter is definitely coming and I want to be back in warmer climes before it arrives!

I would also like to get back to a place where my cellphone works again. Seems my cell provider has zero coverage in Idaho and Wyoming.

Another couple walked over at the same rest stop to look at the car, with the husband Red telling me used to have a 1929 "Rumble Seat" Model A. These nice folks were headed home to Loveland, CO, and Red invited us out to dinner if we could stop. I demurred as it wasn't going to fit well with our itinerary, so he invited us to stop for coffee and we may just do that.

Here's some landscape pics I took while on the roll. These are all on I-80 between Evanston and Rawlins, where we crossed the US Continetal Divide twice. Not sure how that is possible...

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