Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pic of the Day - September Roundup

Santa Clara, CA - This year September started off with a bit of bad news.  September 1st was supposed to be the first day of our trip back from Colorado to California.  However, the day before, I noticed the check engine light was on in the Volkswagen.  Figuring I should probably get that checked out before driving 1200 plus miles, I took the car into Big O.  Torque Converter Error... which we learned means there may be something very wrong with our transmission.

It took some work to find a shop that would take the car on the Saturday before Labor Day, but the VW dealer in Thorton did and gave us a loaner for the weekend.  By Sunday we knew we were going to be stuck in Colorado at least another week (which wasn't such bad news). However, we ended up having to replace the transmission (which was plenty bad news).

The good news was that while we were waiting for the car to be fixed, we got to go back up to Keystone, got to hike up to Lower Mohawk Lake in Breckenridge, got to ride the Georgetown Loop on a historic train, and got to go to the Denver Zoo.  I even got to climb Greys and Torreys Peaks with Arturo and crew.

We finally hit the road 10 days later than expected in a torrential rain storm.  We were surprised to learn later that we had left the night before some of the worse flooding in Colorado's history.

On the way way home we stopped at Rifle Falls State Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Timpanogos Falls, Timpanogos Cave National Monument, The Bonneville Salt Flats, The California Trail Interpretive Center, and The Thunder Mountain Monument.

The rest of the month we settled back into routine broken up by Jake and Jovie's Wedding, a trip to Merced and a variety of training runs.

Here are the photos (Click the slideshow below for full size photos with comments):


Here is the slideshow:
Pic of the Day September

2 comments:

Heather said...

Great pictures, Karl! I'm Heather and I was just wondering if you would be able to answer my question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

Karl Klemmick said...

Sure Heather. What's your question? If you want to email me just fire one off to somehowlost@gmail.com.

Cheers,

Karl K.