June 17-18th – The Last Days
Evergreen Colorado – The HEAT of Texas (Not heart I meant HEAT)
All good things must come to an end.
It was hard getting moving this morning. the brisk 40 degree morning felt wonderful and we knew later in the day that we would be back in the HEAT of Texas. We finished our last minute packing, said goodbye to our most gracious of hosts and headed out of town.
Remember that drive I told you about a few days ago? Well today I got to do it in the daylight and it was much easier to do when you could see where all the ruts were. The girls drove down with Pete so if we dumped the bikes only our ego would get hurt. They took some pics of us on the way down.
The ride out of the Denver area was not bad at all. We made it out of town pretty quick. The further south we got the hotter it got. We were already missing the cooler temps. We slabbed it most of the way as we had to get 600+ miles back to Amarillo for the evening. It was not a bad ride until that last hour into Amarillo. Pete said his bike registered a 103 for a temp.. uuugh where are those 40’s when you need them? haha! We took a few pics but not many on this long, hot day. You can see them below.
We arrived at the hotel in Amarillo at the same time as a tour bus with a bunch of Aussies. It was awesome trying to understand what the hell they were saying. they were all friendly and loved seeing the bikes. They could not beleive that we were out in the heat. After a great meal at Arby’s we took a dip in the pool and called it a night. We were getting up early to beat the heat and try to get home before too late in the afternoon. I won’t go into much detail about the last day. IT WAS HOT about sums it up. We did the 287 shuffle back to 380 and then shot home. It was a great trip. The last day was tough, but it always is. I know we will have many memories that will be with us for years to come.
Got home with the odo reading 2828 miles for the trip. We did not even unpack the bike. We went inside took a shower, went and shared a small dinner and crashed.
Visions of Colorado in our dreams… you can count on that!